We will be learning about the Shang dynasty of China in History this half-term. We will start by working out when the Shang dynasty was, using timelines, and then move on to comparing what was happening in Britain at the same time. Our work in Art will be based on the patterns, decorations and artists of the Orient, including calligraphy.
In French, we will learn how to name the planets and compare them using simple adjectives. This will complement our Science work this term, where we will be learning about Space. Our English work will be loosely linked to topics covered in the foundation subjects and we will use a range of texts as a stimulus for reading, writing and learning more about grammar.
Check out out blog every week to see some of our work.
All the children have been given a homework book and a reading bookmark. These should be brought back to school every Monday. This year, there will be no spelling tests as we will be working on developing spelling knowledge as part of our English curriculum lessons. However, each week there will be a short homework task linked to our spelling work. Children will need to complete this in their homework book.
Please encourage your child to read daily. For most children, there is no need to listen to them read aloud, although they will benefit from regularly discussing the vocabulary and content of their book with an adult. Please remind them to write the title of each book they have finished reading on their reading bookmark.
Times tables should also be practised at home (using the Times Tables Rockstars website) and will be tested in school on Fridays. MyMaths will also be set for children to complete during the week.
PE is on Tuesday and Friday. On Tuesday, all children should come to school in their uniform and bring their kit with them. On Friday, we would like the children to wear their PE kits to school. They do not need a change of clothes.
Curriculum Overview Autumn 2023