Tutor Group 4 Summer Term 2019

29th April 2019

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

We hope you had a lovely Easter Break and welcome back into the third and final term for this academic year. The students have settled back into the daily routines quickly and are as motivated as ever to develop their skills and knowledge through all the activities and learning opportunities. Below is an outline of what we will be doing in each curriculum area.

 

Literacy

This term we will continue to focus on reading and developing your child’s understanding of what they are reading. Books will continue to come home each week for the students to read either independently or with a family member. If your child does read independently, please ask them to read aloud as this helps with fluency as well as enhancing the pronunciation of words.  Non-fiction texts will be looked at this term when we visit the library and when we work on our topic. We will look at the structure of texts, developing our reading strategies and answer related questions. Students will also enhance their skills on how to use dictionaries, using their phonic knowledge. We will also look at the definitions of words.

TG4 will also write home to you at least twice a week to share news of what they have done.

Numeracy

The areas we will work on are;

Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, fractions, money, time, measurement, 2D and 3D shapes, lines of symmetry and Positions and Directions.

International

Primary

Curriculum(IPC)

Topic

Flowers and Insects is the focus for this term

In Science TG4 will be finding out:

Where flowers and insects prefer to live and grow

How and where seeds grow

How to set up tests to discover how plants use water

How to grow lots of different things

How beans grow

About the life cycles of insects

About ants and bees

In Geography TG4 will be finding out:

About honey and silk production

About the migration of the Monarch butterfly

In Art TG4 will be finding out:

About paintings of flowers and insects

How to make paintings and models of flowers and insects

How to use symmetry to make paintings of insects

How to create a garden in the classroom

PSHE

The themes for PSHE for the first half of this term will be; Knowing how my body is changing’  They will become aware of physical changes in their bodies, of who is allowed to help take care of them, of internal body changes as well as being aware of changing feeling and emotions.

In the second half of the term we will be thinking about Respecting privacy’ They will learn how to take responsibility for personal care routines, how to take responsibility for their behaviour towards others  and how to respect the wishes and privacy of others.

ICT

The students will continue to use lap tops, to work on numeracy and literacy activities as well using search engines to research the term’s topic.

Expressive Arts

Dance will continue for the students

Physical development will also be an integral part of their day.

Music will be taught once a week as well as special Yoga

Art will be covered through the Topic by creating some of the forms used by artists in their work - such as Monet and Van Gogh, using mediums such as mod roc, water colours

Swimming is now on Mondays

Homework

Homework will be set every Monday and returned the following week. Please support your child and encourage them to do a little each day.

 

If you have any questions regarding this information, please do not hesitate to ask.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Pamela Palanyandi

(Class Teacher)

 

Serena Whynn, Ewa Gibala, Lee Treasure

(Support Staff)