Holbeach St Marks Primary School

St Lucia

Class teachers: Mrs Richardson, Mr Timmins, Miss Streets

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Horne, Mrs Lester, Mrs Lane

Welcome to St. Lucia class!

As a church school and family, Christianity is at the heart of everything we do – we are all kind, caring and friendly, and we look after each other.

Reading

Your child will bring home two reading books, an ability book (linked to your child’s current reading level) and a challenge book. Please ensure your child reads at home, daily, as this is vital to them developing their comprehension of text, widening their vocabulary as well as supporting them with their writing. If your child reads at least three times a week, they will receive a reward of extra playtime on a Wednesday. For each day they read at home, their name will also be entered into a draw to win a book, which will take place at the end of each half term. Each week the children in our class will receive a piece of reading homework that will go into their reading scrapbook at school – this homework may be related to the book that they are currently reading.

Maths

Your child will bring home a weekly homework focussing on key facts around the four calculations. The questions are deliberately repetitive to encourage fluency with the aim being that they can answer them almost without thinking. They will become increasingly challenging throughout the year, in line with the children’s skills improving. Please encourage your child to set themselves their own mini-challenges such as trying to beat their previous score or time taken to complete. This homework will be set on Tuesday and marked together the following Monday.

Spelling

Each week, we focus on a spelling pattern or rule. Your child will bring home a list of spellings featuring this rule to practise and learn. An effective way to do this is simply to write them out every day, saying each letter as it is written. The children will bring home the spelling list on Tuesday and have a spelling test the following Monday.

PE

Our PE and swimming day is Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit, which is suitable for outdoors (including appropriate footwear) and has their swimming kit. Your child must also wear their blue federation hoodie. Children with long hair need to have this tied up for these lessons and any jewellery, including earrings, needs to be removed.

Please also send a coat for playtime, even if the weather looks mild in the morning.

SPRING TERM TOPICS:

History and Geography

This term’s topics are: Water, Water Everywhere and Local Area and Census.

Water, Water Everywhere

Grab your wetsuit! We’re going deep into an underwater world of incredible coral and mysterious sea creatures. Head to your local aquarium and learn about life in the ocean. Can you pick a favourite fish, plant or animal? Time to go a little deeper into our seas. Make a model deep-sea submarine that can withstand great pressure and travel to the deepest, darkest places on Earth. Make sure you test it first! What are those bright lights in the distance? It’s a group of bioluminescent sea creatures! Look closely and create a colourful, 3D art exhibition when you rise to the surface.

Flippers on? Snorkel ready? Let’s head into the blue abyss…

Local Area and Census

Have you ever wondered what a census is and what it is used for? Well, step right in and investigate the past.

Come and identify the information that the census gives about people and use this to note changes between periods of time. Take on the role of a Victorian child working in a textile mill and identify key events, thoughts and feelings during that era.

Want to know about life in our local area? Well, let’s look at the census from our locality to recreate the lives of people who lived in close by.

Are you ready for to take a step back in time? Come on, let’s go!

Other subjects

Science – Electricity

Computing – 3D Modelling

Art – Locality painting and Collage

D&T – Sausage making

R.E. – How valuable is religion today?

Music – Reflect, rewind and replay

M.F.L. – French

P.S.H.E. – Changing Me

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please come and see us, or, alternatively you can email us at stlucia@griffinfederation.co.uk.