Our PE day is Wednesday - you will require your PE kit on this day. Please remember to bring suitable shoes and your full PE kit. Reading books should be returned to School each day. You will receive a stamp for each day you have read. Keep collecting your stamps to achieve reading miles! Homework will go home on a Friday and needs to be returned on a Thursday. You will also have TT Rockstars homework set on a weekly basis. This can be accessed on a computer or using the TT Rockstars app on a tablet. Spellings go home on a Monday and tested the following Monday. Please make sure that you practise your spellings every week! You can also practise your spellings using Spelling Shed online. In Spring term 1 we will be exploring the rainforest supported by a trip to the Tropical House in Leeds. We will dive deep into the hot humid forest and unpick all the layers of the rainforest and its mysteries. Our focus for this half term in numeracy is multiplication, division, area, fractions and decimals. We will be working exceptionally hard on our arithmetic skills and our quick recall of times tables in preparation for our assessment in the summer term. Guided reading takes place in our classroom every morning where we take part in a whole class text. Our whole class text for this half term is the Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. We will find out about the animals that live in the rainforest in our science lessons. We will find out about a rainforest artist, Henri Rousseau, in our art lessons. In literacy, we will be using the book 'The Great Kapok tree' to write a persuasive letter, a narrative based on this book and a non-chronological report on an animal from the rainforest. In our topic lessons, we will be finding out where rainforests are around the world, the conditions of the rainforest and make a model of the rainforest. We're excited to be working with Mr Hepp this term to create a moving poison arrow dart frog. For spring 2 we will be finding out about the Vikings and where they settled. We will build a Viking burial ground to provide clues on what Vikings did. Look out for an invite to this. We will make a Viking shield in art.