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Newton Burgoland Primary School

Newton Burgoland Primary School

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Information for Parents

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year, and had a well earned rest. Here is some information about what we are up to this term, and a reminder of key information.

english

This term the children will be using their work on the Great Fire of London to create a pieces of historical writing. They will be using their imagination and senses to produce a range of writing including diaries. Finally, they will be exploring the world of traditional tales;  improving their fiction writing skills, and focusing on writing on length.

maths

This half term we will focusing on multiplication and division.  and word problems within this. We will be exploring a range of 2D and 3D shapes, including their properties. We will be continuing with our fraction work, looking at how to find a fraction of an amount.  The children will be carrying out a range of work on measures. This will include length, mass and temperature. They will also be learning how to tell the time.

science

Our science focus will be materials, where we will be looking at the different features and uses of them. In addition to this we will be looking at humans: their life cycle; what they need to survive and what makes them healthy.

history & geography

We have an exciting term planned with the overall topic of The Great Fire of London. This will involve learning all about what happened at the time, as well as how London has changed over time in History. Within Geography, we will be looking closely at London, in preparation for comparing it to another location next term.

computing

We follow the Wessex scheme for computing. This term we will be looking at the benefits of using technology, and using internet search engines. E-safety is embedded throughout everything we do.

art & dt

We will be looking at nutrition and healthy eating linked to our science, and will be making our own veggie burgers. In Art, we will be working on our drawing skills within our History work.

psche/music & re

We follow the Leicestershire scheme of work for Music,. This term we will be looking at pitch and rhythm. In RE we will be learning all about Hinduism and a range of sacred books.

PE & Forest schools

PE is on a Monday with Mr. Nick and on a Friday with Miss. Jones.

Forest School dates are given on the newsletter and term dates. Please ensure that your child has appropriate clothing and footwear for this.

Clothes

Clothes that cover arms and legs, as there are often tall grasses and nettles to contend with. Please ensure that your child always has waterproofs, as forest school will go ahead in the rain.

Footwear

Waterproof footwear such as Wellies or walking boots.

Weather appropriate

Hats, gloves and scarves for winter, hats and sun cream for summer.