‘With faith in Jesus, love and teaching we grow’
Class Teacher - Mrs Rothwell
Teaching Assistants - Mrs Rigby (am) and Mrs Harris (pm)
Information for Parents
Homework is an integral part of your child’s education and is included in the planning of each subject. It is therefore very important that your child attempts all set homework and hands it in on time. In a normal week homework is set as follows:
Monday - spellings will be sent home to learn ready for a test on Friday.
Friday - Maths and English home-work will be set and needs to be completed and handed in on Monday.
We encourage the children to read every night. We would like them to choose their own reading material, ensuring that they read a range non-fiction and fiction texts throughout the year. They will have the opportunity to visit the school library once per week, when they can browse, take out and return or renew books. It is important that your child records their home reading in their planner. Planners will be checked every Thursday therefore it is essential that these are kept up to date
May I also take this opportunity to remind you that a PE kit in a named bag, consisting of shorts, t-shirt and pumps should remain in school during term time. Trainers etc for outdoor PE should be brought in to school on Thursday so that we can take outdoor lessons if the weather permits
Swimming lessons will take place every Monday. We would like to ask for a contribution of £3 per week to cover the cost.
Mrs R Rothwell
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School
Curriculum Statement for Autumn Term
At text level, the children will continue to explore and write a range of fiction genres including traditional tales, myths and legends. They will read and write a variety of short stories and extracts, exploring characters, plots and themes. They will use dialogue in their own stories to develop character or advance action.
In grammar lessons, children will further develop their knowledge and understanding of word classes; identify and write expanded noun phrases and use commas to clarify meaning. They will continue to develop their use of a range of sentence types when writing.
Spellings will be taught following Babcock No Nonsense Spelling Scheme. This will include exploration of spelling rules and short burst spelling tasks throughout the week. In addition, the children will have a weekly spelling test. Spellings will be sent home to learn on Monday and they will be tested on them on Friday.
English homework will be set every Friday and will related to the work covered in class throughout the week.
The children will be taught to read, write, order and compare numbers to one million. They will learn to count on and back in powers of ten and round numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 and 100,000.
The children will be taught formal and mental methods of solving calculations involving the four rules of number (+ - x ÷). They will be given the opportunity to apply these skills through problem solving and reasoning tasks. They will be taught how to identify and write equivalent and improper fractions. They will learn to order and compare fractions whose denominators are multiples of the same numbers. They will also multiply fractions by whole numbers using objects or pictures. Pupils will also investigate and convert different forms of metric measurement.
To help your child in Maths please ensure that they practise their times tables and complete all homework on time. Homework will be set every Friday.
The topics studied this term are: Ourselves, Life Choices and Hope, following the ‘Come and See’ scheme of work.
The children will also continue to learn about other faiths and religions.
During the first term the children will be learning about materials. The children will plan and carry out observations and experiments to investigate: the properties of materials; changes to solids, liquids and gases and separating materials. They will ensure that they consider how to carry out a fair test and draw conclusions based on their findings.
In their lessons the children will continue to develop their games skills and investigate body shape, travelling, flight and balance in gymnastics. PE kits should be kept in school at all times.
Swimming lessons will take place on Monday afternoon and will be delivered by a qualified swimming instructor.
In Computing lesson the children will learn about how to keep safe when using the internet. Following this the children will use ‘Comic Life’ to design and make their own comic strip. They will import pictures and text onto a set template and will design their own layouts and backgrounds.
The topic for this term is Ancient Egypt. Key skills from all the foundation subjects will be covered. They will be finding out about: where Egypt is located; the importance of the River Nile; pharaohs; the pyramids; mummification, hieroglyphics and everyday life.
I have also organised a trip to Liverpool Museum, where the children will handle artefacts and see a real mummy!
These lessons will continue to be delivered by a qualified French teacher.
Well done to the children that designed and made a game/activity to help them to learn about prime numbers. They were set this as a home-work task and I am thrilled with the work that the children have done.