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Autumn Term 2017
We have a busy and fun term ahead with lots of exciting learning opportunities to enjoy.
Every week there will be a message in your child's home school diary explaining what we have been learning. It would be lovely for you to share what you have been doing at home too.
We will doing P.E on Tuesday afternoons and swimming on Thursday mornings. For swimming your child will need costume/trunks, towel, goggles and a swimming hat. It would be helpful if they could be in a named bag too. Also can P.E kits stay in school all week as sometimes it my be necessary to change the day. Thank you.

Every Friday your child will have spellings to learn at home and they will be tested on them the following week. Please help your child to practise these regularly!. It is also important for your child to practise reading at home every day too. You are welcome to change reading books with your child when necessary, recording the title in their reading diaries. There is a weekly prize draw in our Friday star assembly for children who have read at home every day. Please remember to bring reading and spelling books into school every day.

If you would like to come and listen to children read in class, you will be very welcome (subject to all the usual checks). Please come and see me to arrange a time.
Please remember if you should have any queries or concerns please come and see me.                    
Thank you for your support,
Mrs Leach.

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Rabbits Class Curriculum Information for Parents- Autumn 2017
Topic: Bressingham and us!
Our memorable experiences this term will include-
Cooking a meal for others to enjoy
Bob for apples and play conkers
Go for a long walk

English will include reading and writing stories with familiar settings and traditional tales. Retelling stories, discussing characters and the settings. We will be looking at non-fiction texts and we will be researching and then writing our own non-fiction facts, making our own books, focusing on different features of a non-fiction text. We will also be exploring songs, poems and writing our own repetitive poems. There will be specific spelling, grammar and punctuation activities. Children will be developing their spoken language, handwriting and reading comprehension skills.

In maths we will be learning about place value, counting, sorting, ordering numbers and finding missing numbers on a number line. We will be looking at adding  and subtracting numbers to 10 and 20. We will also be learning about Geometry, recognising and naming 2D and 3D shapes.

We will be looking at seasonal changes across the four seasons, focusing this term on Autumn. Working outside to identify changes in plants/trees, the weather and day length.
We will be looking at different parts of our bodies and investigating our senses.
We will also be making a collection of a variety of plants and leaves. drawing diagrams and using labels.

Some aspects of computing will be learnt by application throughout the curriculum. The specific areas of learning this term will be:
Basic computer skills, exploring iPads. How to research on the internet using web browsers. internet safety. The importance of keeping personal information safe, expressing concerns.
Espresso coding.

Art and Design
We will be looking closely at the work of Pablo Picasso. Painting are own portraits and then painting portraits in the style of Picasso to contrast. We will also be creating pictures of places familiar to us from around Diss, Bressingham and Norwich. We will be using a variety of painting, colour mixing and collage techniques.

Design Technology
We will be investigating different foods types so we can design, make and evaluate a meal for our friends to enjoy.

Personal, Health and Social Education
We will be following the Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning (SEAL) curriculum and also use circle time to promote self-expression and confidence. This term the aspect that we will be investigating is; New Beginnings.

We will be learning about our local area, using aerial photographs and ICT to locate different land marks both locally and nationally.  We will be using map, globes and atlases. Identifying the four countries that make up the United Kingdom and learning their capital cities.

In History we will be learning about Florence Nightingale. Researching facts using books and ICT about her life. We will also be finding out what it would have been like in hospitals long ago and comparing it to today.

Physical Education
The planned sessions for P.E this term are: Games and Swimming and Dance and Swimming
P.E will be on Tuesday afternoons and swimming on Thursday mornings.

Beliefs and Values
The current Norfolk Agreed Syllabus provides the framework for teaching Beliefs and Values (RE) in our school. This term we be learning about Christianity
Finding out about worship and different religious symbols
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from RE lessons. Please let us know if this is something you are considering.

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