Tutor Group 6 Autumn 2022

September 2022

 

Dear parents and carers,

 

We’d like to welcome everyone back, and trust you have all had a restful summer break! We have been looking forward to seeing the students again and are happy to see they have all settled in well to the new school year! 

 

English

In English this term we will continue learning phonics and will be revising identifying letter sounds, and applying these to our reading and writing. Our reading and writing focus will be poetry and works connected to Windrush.We will be reading ‘We Sang Across the Sea’ by Benjamin Zephania.

We will explore how characters and setting descriptions add to our enjoyment and immersion in reading and writing our own descriptions.

 

Maths  

In maths this term we will be learning about number and place value, and practising addition and subtraction, as well as applying these skills to real life situations. 

We will continue to focus these skills on real life activities, like shopping by, learning about the value of different coins, and using money to buy items. 

 

Humanities  

In our history topic this term we will be looking at our personal and family histories. We will be asking the children to bring in photos of themselves and their families and we expect them to be coming home with lots of questions about where their family is from and who is in their family. 

 

PSHE 

Within PSHE, we continue with the theme of self and will be learning about ‘ Things we Are Good at’ and  ‘Self Care’. 

We will be talking about what makes us special and what we are good at. We will also be talking about the different emotions we feel. 

 

Within ‘self care’, we will be talking about our daily routines, such as getting dressed, eating meals and brushing our teeth. We will also be having a visit from the school dentist to talk to us about oral hygiene. 

 

Science  

In ‘Animals including Humans’, students will be looking at the importance of good nutrition and how our digestive system works. We will also be learning about human and animal skeletons and how they are involved in the digestive process. 

 

Physical development We have lots of physical activities planned for this term. Swimming will be once a fortnight and we’ll have weekly dance and yoga sessions with specialised teachers in addition to our regular P.E and games lessons.

 

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

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Ellen Power