Welcome back everyone!

This week we've been discussing how we are now in a new decade! Miss Ellison also explained that she has now lived in 4 different decades (just!) so the children helped me to feel very old this week!!! But we are certainly raring to go this half term. 

Our new English topic looks at a non-chronological report in a text called 'Where Would You Like to Live?' where we will be exploring living in different countries around the world before deciding on a country we would like to live in. We will then research, plan and write our own non-chronological report about this country. 

This half term we will be doing History and learning all about The Romans. The children had lots of interesting questions about The Romans and we cannot wait to learn more about them. We've even linked our Mathematics to this on Monday and Friday by learning about Roman numerals. If you ever want to read in more detail about what we are learning about this half term, don't forget to have a look on our class curriculum page where you will find our half termly curriculum map. 

Please can I remind children that they need to be reading regularly at home and bring their books to school every day. The children are fine to write in their own reading record if they have been reading themselves. I've had quite a few questions about whether children can read their own books and write about this in their reading record - this is absolutely fine but please remember that we give out the school reading books that are closely matched to their own reading level and these books will help to develop their phonics and comprehension skills so I would encourage children to also read these some nights. Any questions, please come and see me at any time. 

Have a wonderful weekend and come back ready and raring for week 2 of 2020! 

Miss Ellison