Welcome to Monkeys
We work hard, try our best, and have fun.
Mrs Murfitt is the class teacher and Mrs Senior, Mrs Maskery and Mrs Wilson are our teaching assistants.
We are all looking forward to a really exciting Autumn Term.
During this term, we will attempt to answer the question
‘Who Would Have won Ancient Greece has got Talent?’
Class book: How to Train a Dragon by Cressida Cowell
English: Our first unit of work is based around the Greek myth Theseus and the Minotaur. We will continue to use texts and our topic as a stimulus throughout the term to write a range of pieces such as a character descriptions, stories, poetry and information texts. We will also be learning to writing a range of sentence types and have a focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Maths: We will be having a big focus on number and calculation this term, but will be
learning measures, shape & space and statistic through our daily bursts.
Science: Our Changing World – We will be finding out about the plants and trees in our school grounds. We will look at how they change throughout the year and will learn about the life cycle of a flowering plant. Throughout the year we shall return to this topic and observe changes in the plant life in our school.
Computing: E safety, creating montages using Word and coding
Art: We will be creating comparative collages for the Greek gods Poseidon and Hades.
PSHE: Whole school circle time focussing upon current issues.
History We will be putting the important events in Ancient Greece in chronological order. We shall find out about how the Olympics began and how this event has changed. We will even hold our own mini Olympics. Later in the term we shall find out about Athens and Sparta and learn about the Greek Gods.
Geography: We will be using atlases and maps to locate Greece on a map and comparing it to a map of Ancient Greece. We will also be making comparisons between the city of Nottingham and Athens
Music: Learning traditional Christmas carols for our carol concert.
PE: Monkeys will start with Real PE. After that, we will be swimming more details to follow
RE: We will be learning about Worship and Sacred places in different religions. We will also be learning about advent and Christmas.
Remember to read at home as much as you can, and get your diary signed. Each time you get your diary signed you will earn star stamps! You can read any book, not just your school reading book!
Every Friday the children will have two pieces of homework to complete. They are expected to complete their homework for the following Friday. Please do your best to support and encourage your child with their schoolwork.
Spellings are given out every week and we will have our quiz on Friday’s.
If you would like to have a chat or pass on any information please feel free to come into class, I will be more than happy to see you. For a lengthier chat please arrange an after school appointment.
This term is going to be very busy but we are looking forward to having lots of fun as well
Mrs Maskery and Mrs Wilson
Homework and spellings are given out on a Friday. The children also need to read at home and they are given a star stamp for each time they read. If you have any concerns or questions to ask please come to see us and we will try to help.