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We hope you have all had an enjoyable and restful Easter break and that you are looking forward to the summer term ahead.

We will be revisiting a lot of familiar concepts this term to consolidate and build upon your child’s learning, as well as taking on plenty of new and exciting challenges and activities.

In Maths, we will be introducing multiplication and division, as well as fractions. Additionally, we will continue to work on addition and subtraction skills and aim to extend your child’s confidence to apply their knowledge in a variety of contexts.

In English, our Power of Reading texts are Grandad’s Island and The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. There will be an emphasis on the children becoming more confident with the skills they have been introduced to, as well as supporting them with spellings and grammar to become imaginative and creative writers. When writing, please continue to encourage your child to use their sounds, tricky words, as well as capital letters and full stops. 

Beside the seaside will be the focus of our learning in Geography. In Science, we will take a look at plants. Finally, The Resurrection will be explored in RE.

PE is on Friday. Please ensure that your child comes to school with the correct kit. Children should have plain navy/black tracksuit bottoms or blue OLOG shorts, a white OLOG top and black plimsolls or trainers. No jewellery, including earrings, is permitted in school.

Thank you for supporting your child in becoming a confident and enthusiastic reader by reading with them every day. Reading books are changed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please note that reading books and red reading records should always be kept in your child’s book bag. Please be reminded that you too must sign the reading records when you share a book with your child. When reading, continue to ask your child questions to gauge what they have understood.

Finally, homework and spellings will continue to be sent out on Fridays. In order for books to be marked that week, we would appreciate that homework is returned by Tuesday at the latest.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us via the office at the email address sao@ourladygrace.greenwich.sch.uk.

 

Many thanks for your continued support.

                                   MARIA MADDISON & OLIVIA RUSSELL

Class Teachers