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Spring Term 4 Oak Class newsletter

Welcome back! I hope you all had a good week off.

In English we are reading The Angel of Nitshill Road by Anne Fine. We will look at character profile, use drama to understand the characters in the story more and diary writing. Finally, we will write letters to characters within the text offering advice with their problems. Work on Grammar punctuation and Spelling continues. Please continue to encourage neat handwriting in any homework and read regularly at home.

In maths times tables still continue to be an important part of our learning so any extra help from home with this would be great.  This term our work covers decimals to two decimal places, rounding, comparing and multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. Using addition and subtraction in problem solving involving money; tell the time on a 24 hour clock, using am and pm correctly; convert pm times to 24 hour clock and vice versa; use 24 hour clock in calculating intervals of time; measure and calculate perimeters and areas of shapes; revising written methods for multiplication, division and subtraction.

Our topic work this term will continue to look at Finland and then we will be studying Malawi up until Easter as a mini topic. We will look again at comparing and contrasting Malawi to European countries. We will look at climate, culture and lifestyle, the people and their work. They will use globes and atlases to locate where it is. We will also explore artefacts and photographs to see what we can learn from secondary sources.

Other important information:   PE will be on Mondays and Wednesdays so please remember to bring full PE kit.

Homework – Please ensure your children keep reading regularly as this supports the children’s ideas in their writing; also, keep learning the times tables and their related division facts. This term, the children will continue with the country in Europe Homework. They need to find out what country it is and then find out other information about that country. The Europe homework will be given on Friday to be handed in the next Thursday and Maths homework will be given on Monday to be handed in on Thursday too. In addition to this the children may bring home any of the spellings they are working on in their boxes to share with you at home.

We are continuing to enjoy the Chinese lessons

In Science Oak Class will be working on Living things and their habitats.

Thank you for all your support.