Our topics this term are: Creative Curriculum – Identity - We will be looking at where we we live, where our families are from and what makes us special and unique. We will be looking at a range of styles of self-portrait to represent ourselves. In Autumn 2, we will be learning about Predators, fierce and mighty animals. We will be visiting Chester Zoo (30th November) and will have a visit from Gauntlet Bird of Prey in school.
Science-Our topic is Electricity. We will be learning about sources of electricity, making a range of circuits and safety when using electrical equipment. In Autumn 2, linking to our topic, we will be learning about Animals, particularly food chains and predators and prey.
R.E/SMSC-Identity/British/Broadfield Values-We will be discussing what Identity means, including ‘What makes us British?’ We will focus on what they know about their faiths, traditions and cultural identity, including their ethnic heritage, eg, Where their parents were born and how that relates to their identity.
Computing and E Safety - Autumn 1 We will be focusing on "Be Sharp!" which is about knowing what things we can safely share online. In Computing, we will be learning about and writing algorithms, debugging and abstracting information in codes. Autumn 2 - Our theme for E Safety will be "Be Alert!" which is about knowing what things online are true. In Computing, we will be looking at presenting information in Google Slides, Explain Everything and using "app-smashing"
Violins - Monday morning Outdoor PE – Monday afternoon (for year 3) /Wednesday afternoon (whole class) Swimming - Thursday morning (for year 4) Homework Club – Thursday 3:15 – 4:15
On a Thursday, your child will be given Maths and English homework. We use CGP maths books for homework By the end of Year 3, children need to be able to recall 2,3,4,5,6,8,10times tables and division facts. By the end of Year 4, children will need to recall all times tables and division facts. It would be helpful if you would practise them with your child at home. Please could you ensure that your child completes their homework over the weekend. Completed work is due in on Monday morning and those who have forgotten their book or not completed their homework will be expected to do it in their play or dinnertime. They need to use black pen or a pencil.
If your child needs extra support, they can attend homework club every week. This year we will be focusing heavily on reading. It is an important life skill and our aim is that all our children develop a love of reading; for interest, education and pleasure. As a reading school, we encourage children to use our library to borrow books. It is open every lunchtime and after school on Thursdays. They can also borrow a book from our class library. As with any school property, books need to be returned in the condition they were in when taken home. Damage to books must be paid for. Please can you encourage your child to write a comment in their reading records. We will be checking records regularly.
Uniform Can we please remind parents that jewellery should not be worn in school apart from one pair of small stud earrings and a watch. This is for health and safety reasons. Any hijabs, hairbands or hair accessories need to be blue, black or white so they match school uniform. PE Please bring PE kits into school on a Monday and leave them in school. Please put your child’s name on any clothing/coats. Outdoor P.E is every Monday. Your child will need a warm black or blue tracksuit and trainers. Girls can wear blue or black leggings. They will also need a yellow or white t-shirt. NO jewellery can be worn for PE. They must be removed.
Trips Pantomime-Cinderella-November 20th Chester Zoo-November 30th monies to office with letter
Behaviour We expect a high standard of behaviour at all times. The school expectations, consquences and rewards will be discussed with all children at the beginning of each term. Not following the expectations affects the education of all children in the class and will be taken seriously.
We use several strategies to encourage children to manage their own behaviour and to become positive role models.
Throughout our time at Broadfield we focus on British Values and how these relate to our school values. Our school values are: Belief Respect Our Community Aspirations Diversity Friendship Inclusion Equality Learning Determination E-Safety In School, we have been talking to the children about keeping safe online. Do you know what your child is doing on the internet? Were you aware that children cannot join Facebook until they are thirteen? Please can you find the time to talk with your child about what they are doing online and the potential dangers of innapropriate use. If you require any support with this or suggestions for alternative technology free activities, please ask.