Holbeach St Marks Primary School

Cuba

Welcome to Cuba Class

Our Class Teacher is Ms Flaherty and Mrs Horne and Miss Horrrax are our Teaching Assistants.

P.E.

P.E. is on a Monday and a Thursday.  Children need to come in on these days dressed in their P.E. kit.

Reading

The children are heard read as much as possible in school; this may be individual reading, group reading or during phonic lessons. Reading books are changed during the day as required; please ensure your child reading record is signed when you have read at home. The children will also bring a book home that is slightly more challenging to read for you to share with them.

Phonics

We use the phonics scheme Jolly Phonics. Please follow the link to see more information and some key terminology.

http://jollylearning.co.uk/overview-about-jolly-phonics/

Homework

Homework is set on a Friday to be returned on a Wednesday.

Year Two and Year One have daily reading. Jungle maths or a maths activity is set weekly alongside a reading challenge.

Reception children, alongside their reading, choose a task from our termly topic focus.

Topic and Learning Focus

The countdown has begun! Are you ready for blast off?

This half term, we’ll travel through space to learn about the Solar System. We’ll investigate an alien crash site, write an incident report and try to find the aliens who have landed. Where could they be? We’ll make models of the Solar System and design spaceships, space buggies and space-related toys. Books and photographs will help us to learn about the first lunar landing and the astronauts who venture into space. Floor robots will be programmed to move around an alien landscape, and we will compose space sounds and dances. We’ll also explore satellite images, investigate rockets and use ICT to communicate our ideas and present our work.

At the end of our project, we’ll share our learning in a variety of different ways. We’ll read our exciting science-fiction stories aloud, sing space-themed songs and create an exhibition of our space models. It will be out of this world!

As part of our Science work the children will be learning about materials.

R.E.

Our themes this term are Myself and Special People to me.

Tapestry

The children’s profiles are on tapestry and you can load observations from home to complement our classroom observations. It is great to see the children succeeding in both settings.