Welcome to Spring Term 2020 We hope you had a lovely break and are ready to continue working hard this term! Our topics this term are: Creative Curriculum – In Spring 1, we will be looking at the digestive system and food chains for both Topic and Science. We will find out about the functions of our teeth and other organs and how we are similar and different to other animals. To see the Knowledge organiser for this topic, please click on the link below: bottoms_burps_and_bile.docx
In Spring 2, we will be studying "Blue Abyss" - we will find out about the world's seas and oceans and be able to name and locate the major oceans of the world on a map. We will learn about the animals that live in seas and oceans, and about environmental damage being done to these habitats.
Science- In Spring 1 (Biology),we will learn about the human digestion and food chains/webs. In Spring 2 (Physics), we will be learning about sound, specifically how sound is produced, how we hear, and what makes a sound low or high (pitch), or quiet or loud (volume).
R.E/SMSC- In Spring 1, we will be learning about Hinduism and festivals including Divali. In Spring 2, we will be learning about the bible and its importance to Christians.
Computing and E Safety - Branching Databases (Spring 1) Simulations (Spring 2) Violins - Monday morning 10:30-11:30am Outdoor PE – 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.
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, Instagram or other social media until they are thirteen? Youtube accounts require people to be 18 years old. Please can you find the time to talk with your child about what they are doing online and the potential dangers of inappropriate use. If you require any support with this or suggestions for alternative technology free activities, please ask.