Our topic this term is 'Extreme Earth'. During this topic, the children will discover what makes our earth extreme! We will be finding out about different extreme weather conditions and will base our learning around this. Our book focus this term is 'Kensuke's Kingdom', which the children are thoroughly enjoying reading at the moment. They have already written some fantastic formal letters to the RSPCA, explaining why a dog (from 'Kensuke's Kingdom') should not be taken on a voyage around the world on a boat. The children have also written some different poetry forms inspired by volcanoes, and have worked collaboratively to create their own paper mache volcanoes, which we will be 'erupting' later on this week.
We have been focusing on multiplication and division in Maths, and will be moving on to fractions later on this term. All of the children have now been set up with a Times Table Rockstar account. They are given opportunities to practice their times tables at school, but are also encouraged to log in and practice them at home too! The more confident the children are with their times tables, the more successful they will be with their fraction work.
As you are probably aware, there has been a change in the way that homework is set. Each child has been given a homework book, which has a homework list stuck in the front of it. They must choose which homework activities they are going to complete, and return their books to school (with the completed homework) by the end of half term (9th February).
Jaguar class now have PE on Monday and Tuesday each week. PE kits will remain at school and will be sent home each half term to be washed. Please ensure that your child has the correct kit.