St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

Love One Another

Life at St Christopher's Catholic Primary School

 April 2018

Dear Parents,

 I hope you have had a wonderful Easter break and a good rest. It’s lovely to see the children again so eager to learn.

 

Our theme this half term is ‘space‘, which is thematically linked through our literacy topics.

 

Literacy:

Fiction: The children will be exploring the story ‘The Man On The Moon’, a fun illustrated book which should capture the imagination of everyone.

Non-Fiction: We will be focusing on the book ‘Top Jobs’, where the children will explore what it is like  to be an astronaut, rescue pilot, vet and an author.

Poetry: We will be focusing on a range of poets such as A.A Milne and Brian Moses.

 

Numeracy: Focus please support you child with

Key focus:

Time: O’clock, Half past, quarter past and quarter to.

Shape and Space — 2D and 3D shapes

Calculations adding 10 to a given number (i.e 7 + 10, 34 + 10)  and subtraction.

Properties of numbers.

Money

Ordering and estimating and place value.

 

Creative:

Our focus in ‘Art’ and ‘D.T’ will be based around ‘The Man On The Moon’ and will incorporate:     baking, building, clay models and pictures using a range of materials.

 

Science:

The children will complete their topic on plants and then move onto materials which will link to out space topic. They will think about the materials that are used to make a space suit and build a space shuttle. What types of materials we may find out in space and what sort of

Religion:

The children will be begin learning about Easter and

Pentecost: They will revisit the special symbols of Easter and

learn about the reasons to thank and praise God. We will think

about why we have special celebrations.

 

PE:

PE will be on a Wednesday and Friday. In PE the children will be

working on their ball skills, In Tennis skills activities.

Please can you ensure that the children have their P.E kits at the

beginning of each half term and that earrings are not worn on these days or tape is brought in to cover them.

 

Homework: The children will continue to receive homework on a Friday to be handed in by Tuesday. Thank you.

 

Children will continue to receive literacy homework linked to the sounds of the week.

This will also support their handwriting. Please ensure that your child sounds out the

spellings to you first,  before testing them on it. The written spelling test is on Friday

 

Numeracy homework: will still be a consolidation of what they have been learning in the week.

This will come home on paper, the activities sent home can be quite short but please could you extend these to challenge your child.

 

Reading: Children will continue with group and guided reading whilst at school. Please can you ensure that you listen to your child read every night and ensure that their books are signed. 

 

Any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us!

 

Yours sincerely

 Mrs Tibble and Mrs Lockett

 

 

 

 

Homework pic