English – Writing

This week, the children will be introduced to a new warning tale. Warning tales are stories with a moral message warning of the consequences of certain actions, inactions, or character flaws.

The name of this warning tale is called ‘The Magic Brush’. This week the children will have a vocabulary focus where we discuss the meaning of unknown words. We will further look into phrases and grammar from the story.

Towards the end of the week, we will plot the story of The Magic Brush.

English- reading
We will continue to read  The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl. We will also be learning some new reading skills as a whole class using ERIC. The children will build their repertoire of different reading skills through the year.
When reading with your child, please use VIPERS when asking them questions on the book they are reading.

Maths  (Multiplication)

    • To use arrays to solve multiplication problems
    • To learn the 2x tables
    • To learn the 5x tables
    • To learn the 10x tables
  • Using arrays to solve multiplication problems

Arrays can be used for building multiplication facts in a meaningful way. Before drilling and memorising tables, children must understand how these facts are derived. For example, by progressively adding another column of three objects, children can build the three-times tables for themselves.

To learn the 2,5 and 10 x tables the children will:
– Look at patterns and rules – 2 and 10 times tables the numbers are even. In the 5 times tables, they end in a 5 or 0.

-Look at the rules of commutativity
– Oral activities – songs, rhymes and raps help young children to memorise multiplication facts
-Practical activities – flashing 5 fingers

The new unit for science is Living Things and Their Habitats.  Children will sort different objects in to living, once living and non-living.
Examples of living things – baby, butterfly, oak tree, goldfish
Examples of things that were once alive – leather bag, cotton jumper
Examples of non-living things –  plastic bag, metal

Our ICT slot is on Tuesday afternoon. We are game testers. During this unit, the children will play and evaluate simple scratch games. We will discuss age ratings and increasing game addiction.


Florence Nightingale. The children will write a factfile about Florence Nightingale.


We will continue to explore line and tone. The children will draw different facial parts by taking a line for a walk. They will draw a mouth, an eye, an ear and a nose without lifting their pencil form the paper. The children will apply this to Florence Nightingale. The children will draw a portrait of Florence Nightingale by taking their pencil for a walk.

Ministrings will continue every Wednesday. This week we will play some instruments that belong in the string family.
Our PE slot is on Monday afternoon. We are currently focusing on balance and co-ordination.
Please ensure all children have their full PE kit in school (fully named).
We have introduced the children to a programme called Zones of Regulation which we are hoping will help regulate feelings and emotions and offer the children the correct way to talk about their feelings. This week  we will continue to  think of suitable ways to regulate their feelings and match emotions to different zones.

Is your child an author?


If yes, head over to Grant Koper’s website. Your child has the opportunity to have their story published on his website and their story read out of YouTube by Grant himself!!!