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 Spring Term.
Our theme and thought provoking question for the Spring Term is:
Were there woolly mammoths in Mansfield?
Please find below a description of all the amazing work we will be doing in our action packed Spring Term.
Our English work in the first half term will be based around two texts linked to our topic of Stone Age to Iron Age. They are ‘Stone Age Boy’ and ‘How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth’ where we will be looking at writing narratives, recounts and instructions. We will continue to have a strong focus on handwriting, spelling, grammar and punctuation throughout the term.
In guided reading we will be focusing on developing our reading skills and linking this with answering questions about a text. We will also be developing our inference skills - using clues to help us answer questions.
Our class book will be 'The Ice Monster' by David Walliams
This term, we will be carrying on learning number and calculation facts, including mental calculations. We will also be developing our understanding of multiplication and division strategies. We will continue with our times-tables focus where we practise chanting and learning the 3 4 and 8 times tables.
We will be covering two topics. Good vibrations – sound, how we hear and how noises are made and also Switched On – learning about electrical safety, switches and conductors and insulators.
Our topic this term is history focused around Stone Age to Iron Age. We will be looking at cave men and how they lived, as well as learning how human life changed and developed until the Roman invasion in 43AD.
Writing for different audiences and Logo.
During Circle Time, we will get together with children from lower key stage 2 to discuss issues in the news, as well as things that directly impact on us!
Art / DT
We will be creating some collaborative cave man style art and Stone Age jewellery.
PE: Monkeys will be swimming and after that will take part in g Real PE
Spiritual Expression – learning how people express their faith
Visit: Creswell Crags
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.