Welcome to Class RH –
Mr Howe’s Class

Spring Term 2017


Topic:  Colour and Pattern   (Winter)

This half term we will begin with a Colour and Pattern dressing up day to look at and talk about different patterns that we can see. We will look at patterns in our school environment and ask children to look at patterns in school.
During Literacy lessons the children will be learning the story On Sudden Hill. Shu and Birt are friends. They play on Sudden Hill in empty boxes. Etho comes along to join them and the friendship starts to fall apart. After discussion the boys make friends again and play together. The children will be acting out the story using large empty boxes and empathizing with the boys.

In Mathematics we will be counting and ordering numbers up to 20 and beyond as well as looking for shapes and making patterns.

In RE we will be learning about what makes a good friend and learning about Buddhism.
In addition to this, we will also be investigating differences and similarities in cultures, with a focus on China and Chinese New Year.  Children will have the opportunity to taste Chinese food as part of this topic.

Helpful Information

Every day children should bring in their water bottle, blue book bag, reading record planner and a coat.

Reading Record Planner – Please keep this in the blue book bag as it has to be handed in each morning.  This book is very useful as it helps us to communicate and pass messages – if someone different will be collecting your child that day for example.  There may be occasions were we make a note for you so please check the diary regularly.  At the front of your child’s planner are contact details – please keep us informed of any changes to this information.  Thank You.

Reading Books – Again, please keep this in the blue book bag.  When your child has read please write a comment to inform us so we know to then change their reading book.  The comment in their reading record can be from parents, grandparents, or whoever has listened to your child read.  See the supporting information in the Literacy Section on this school website for more help.

Home/School book – These are to be handed in every Monday.  This book can be used as a way to record what your child has done during the week or weekend – you are welcome to include photos/tickets etc if you wish.  Encourage the children to draw pictures of what they have done and to gradually have a go at writing words and sentences – the children love sharing their books and their experiences with each other.

Weekly Timetable

Monday – Please make sure your PE kit comes into school today Hand in Home/School book.
Tuesday – Reading books changed
Friday – It’s PE today. Home/School book goes home today. Reading books are changed.

Please feel free to ask at any time if there is anything you are unsure about or if you have any questions at all.  I will always make an appointment if it is more than a quick question.  I would like to say thank you for your continued support.

Mr. Howe