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Dear Parents/Carers.

I hope that you have all had a lovely summer break and enjoyed what sunshine we did have!

I am very excited about this new school year and beginning my time teaching in Sycamore class.  The new term and school year brings with it lots of exciting and interesting learning opportunities for our children. The topic for this term is ‘How has crime and punishment changed through the ages?’ We will look into the history of crime and punishment, discussing the ethics and fairness of it as well as looking into the countries and civilisations that created them.

In science we will begin with looking at light and shadows.

In R.E will we be looking at Islam and Christianity.

In literacy we will be writing formal letters, balanced arguments, narratives and poetry.

In numeracy we continue with the mastery approach and will begin the year with place value and moving onto looking at the four operations.

The children will have P.E on Thursday afternoons for this term. Please ensure they have their P.E kit and a water bottle every day.

Mrs Gladwin will continue to teach languages with myself working alongside her for French.

Music will be taught by the class teachers.

Planners- Could you please ensure that you check your child’s planner daily and record any information that we may need to know about. We will check the planners daily so they need to be sent into school every day.

Reading- I feel it is really important that we try and encourage the children to read as often as possible as this can have huge benefits in other areas of their learning. The children are asked to read at home daily so please record in their planners. There are house points to be won if they have recorded their reading at home five times a week!

Homework- Homework will continue to be set each week. This year it has been decided that the children will have spellings sent home from their statutory word lists (these are in their planners). Spellings will be sent home on a Friday with a test the following Friday.

 Please ensure your child brings a water bottle into school every day and has appropriate clothing as the weather begins to become cooler.

If you need any other information then please feel free to contact me at school or via my email below.

Yours sincerely

Mr Sam Norfolk

s.norfolk@wvpschools.org

Year 5 Science Session at Stradbroke High School

Year 6 Medusa Heads

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