Tiger class is taught by Mrs Partridge and supported by Miss Hicks.

Spring 2019

Our learning theme:

This term our overriding learning theme is Social Injustice. We will explore this by learning about the country of India, before moving on to an Easter focus at the end of term.

English

With the help of the book ‘Elephant Dance’, we will start to learn about India, its geography and its people. We will then dip into Hinduism using the book ‘Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth’. Finally, we will turn to cultural awareness and respect by studying the book ‘Finders Keepers? A Bus Trip in India’.

How you can help:

Visit the library as often as you can and share books with your child. Read with your child for 10-15mins every day and record this in their reading record (year 2 and year 3 children are encouraged to write in their own reading records). Help them with learning the Common Exception Words for their year group. Support your child to log on to IXL (login details to be found inside reading records) and complete the English focussed activities (years 1, 2 and 3 only).

Maths

This term, we will be starting our maths learning by focussing on Shape, Measure and Geometry. We will then move on to Time and Money.

How you can help:

Support your child by practising identifying 2D and 3D shapes in the environment. Practise telling the time on both analogue and digital clocks and discuss what happens at different times in the day. Take the plunge and allow your children to pay for things themselves in shops! Support your child to log on to IXL (login details to be found inside reading records) and complete maths focussed activities. For maths, suggested activities will be sent home in reading records each week.

Curriculum:

In RE, we will be learning about the Christian Gospel and the Good News that Jesus brings, before moving onto the Easter story at the end of term. In DT we will be baking naan bread and creating Indian style artwork using textiles and sewing. We will be learning about the natural and man-made geographical features of India using maps, photographs and atlases.

How you can help:

Can you create a poster about hand washing to display at school?

How is Easter celebrated around the world?

Can you research a Hindu God?

Can you find out more about Morning Star Ministries (India) and their work in improving the lives of children from shanty towns?

Other additional notes and key dates

It is essential that your child has the following items in school every day:

P.E. kit

Book bag and reading record

A waterproof coat

A named drinks bottle (water please, no juice/squash etc.)

Parents evenings will be held on the 26th and 27th of February (not the 11th!) – please sign up for dates with class teachers.

Our legendary Pancake Races will be held on Shrove Tuesday (the 5th of March).

World Book Day takes place on Thursday the 7th of March – get your costumes ready!

Our Easter Service will be held at 2pm on Friday the 5th of April.

We will be holding our annual Easter Garden competition. Could all participants bring their Easter Gardens into school on Tuesday 23rd April (first day of the Summer Term) to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize!

We are also planning a trip to Exeter Cathedral and Mosque, to take place after Half Term. We will keep you informed about dates and other details.

IXL homework will be set every Friday for Years 1, 2 and 3. It will be checked each Thursday.