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Dear Parents, 

Please find below your child’s learning linked to our exciting Summer Term theme: Invaders, Kings and Miners in our Forest.  We have also included an overview of the subjects that cannot be taught through the theme. 

For this term we will be focusing on learning about life in Anglo-Saxon England and in particular, Anglo-Saxon settlement in the Forest of Dean. We will find out why the Anglo-Saxons came to the Forest of Dean and what attracted them to the area.  We will then continue along our timeline to investigate the changes that occurred in the Forest of Dean after the Norman Conquest. We will use maps to identify evidence of Norman settlements especially castles. We will find out why the Forest was so attractive to Medieval kings and how they used its resources. Finally we will investigate the most important legacy from Medieval times – The rights of the Free Miners and laws written down in Magna Carta.

 

How can you support your child’s learning?

Each week your child will have the following maths and reading homework to complete: 

 

  • Maths homeworkwill continue to be linked to MyMaths. MyMaths has tutorials linked to the homework given as well as fun games to practise mathematical skills. MyMaths is set every Wednesday and is due on the following Wednesday. Please encourage your child to complete their homework.  The children will be able to mark their homework straight away; if your child has scored below 70% they are required to try again.If they do not complete their homework it will be recorded, and they will be asked to stay in on Wednesday lunch time to catch up.

 

  • Please encourage your child toread regularly at home(at least four times per week) and sign their Home-School Contact Book to acknowledge this (these books are checked by an adult every Monday. Children who have not had their record signed at least four times will miss part of their lunchtime on Wednesday to read in the classroom.If your child reads from our school scheme, their four reads mustbe from this school book and preferably they should be reading aloud to an adult at home as this will support their fluency. To support children in their love of reading, they can also choose books from school, home, the library or their online Bug Club account to enjoy. 

 

Maths Passports:

 

  • To support their daily session in school, your child’s Maths Passports should be practiced at least 3 times a week at home.. They will need to practice multiplication and division, and you can help by asking tables questions, mixing up the order and asking division facts, for example “How many 5s in 25?” Online resources to help include a very good site called “Hit the Button” where they can practice multiplication, division addition and subtraction facts.

Targets, guidance sheets and links to online games can be found on the school website http://www.lydbrook.gloucs.sch.uk/curriculum/maths_passports/maths_passports.html .

 

Reading:

Please listen to your child read at least four times a week to support your child's progress for the Class Reading Challenge. If your child reads from our school scheme, Project X, their four reads must be from this school book. To support children in their love of reading, they can also choose books from the class book corner.

Please ask them a range of questions about what they have read to check their understanding, examples of questions can be found on their ‘Totally Pawsome Reading Gang’ bookmark. Also, when they have finished their book please encourage them to inform the Class Teacher/ Teaching Assistant, so they are able to promptly change it although there is great value in re-reading texts to develop fluency and a deeper comprehension of a text.

The children’s reading record books will be checked every Monday for their four reads a week, please ensure an adult signs for each of the reads.

Regular grammar activities and reading materials are available for the children on the Active Learn website.

Finally, we would love the children to be sharing books and information at home which relate to the current topic of the Anglo-Saxons/ medieval Britain.

 

Copies of the children’s log-in details for the MyMaths and Active Learn online resources can be found in their reading record books.

 

Exciting project this term!

  • This term the children will be working with Voice Collective, Music Works. 

We will be bringing the class together to write, rehearse, perform and record their own song! This project will see them grow in confidence, self-esteem and team work, and we will finish the sessions with a professional recording of the song in our new Wellbeing Garden. More details about the recording will follow at a later date. 

 

Wellbeing Garden:

  • The children did an excellent job of writing and visiting local garden companies asking for donations for our school's Wellbeing Garden. Thank you so much for all your support with this project so far. We have enjoyed doing some planting with Jenny Hodgeson, and we will continue to develop and use this special area in the comming warmer months. 

 

Finally, if you ever have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via email, jays@lydbrook.gloucs.sch.uk, or by phoning the school. 

 

Best wishes,

Miss Sprawson and Mrs Fellows

 

Timetable of key information: 

 

Monday

 

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

 

Friday

 

PE in the afternoon.  PE kits to be worn into school please. 

Miss Sprawson/ Mrs Fellows teaching on alternate weeks.

Children’s reading records checked in school for four reads.

 

 

 

Deadline for MyMaths homework.

 

Voice Collective session in the afternoon.

 

New learning themes

The new thematic plan and subjects overview.for the Summer Term 2021.

File icon: docx Invaders, Kings and Miners in our Forest Thematic Plan Summer 2021.docx [docx 1MB] Click to download
File icon: docx Overview of subjects.docx [docx 42KB] Click to download