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Welcome to Moles Class
Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely half term. We have a busy half term to come so keep checking the school jotter for updates
Please keep checking your child's book bag every day for any letters you may receive and to hear your child read every night. As always, we endeavour to update this page as often as we can so please keep checking in!
Mrs Moore and Mrs Matthews
On this page you will be able to find information about
all of the work we are doing in school, photographs of the fun we've been having, links to help with your learning and any important letters of information.
This half term the children will learn to locate hot and cold countries around the world, along with beginning to understand about climate zones.
In descriptive writing, the children will be encouraged to use adjectives to explain what was seen, felt or heard. They will be learning how to carefully choose words and phrasing, making it seem real. Following on from this, the children will be writing to the Prime Minster to discuss Climate Change. I wonder if we will get a reply. We will keep you posted!
This half term our focus will be on the gaining more confidence using the four calculations. We will be building on our current knowledge of fractions, 2D/3D shape and symmetry.
During our Art sessions we will be learning about Aboriginal art and exploring the different symbols and meanings. We will be using our skills to create Dot patterns seen in a lot of this incredible ancient art.
In computing, we will be using scratch where children will learn to create their own interactive stories, games, and animations through coding.
We will be learning all about Easter through listening to stories and looking at artefacts.
We will be learning new songs and thinking about rhythm during our music lessons. Listen out for songs your children may come home singing. Maybe they could teach you the songs we are learning.
We are continuing on our HeartSmart journey, this half term we will be focusing on the High five principles of 'Too much selfie isn't healthy!
At Pocklington Infant school we feel that reading is an important aspect to your child's education. We encourage children to love books, reading and sharing stories together. Research shows that reading at home as little as 5 minutes a day can dramatically improve a child's reading ability.
Your child will bring home a reading book every week to share with you. As well as reading the book it will give you the chance to enhance their knowledge of the red tricky words and the speedy green words.
We also welcome the chance to have volunteers come into school to hear our children read. Come and speak to either Mrs Moore or Mrs Matthews if you feel this would be something for you!
Moles class have been enjoying a range of educational songs and videos. Here are a few of our favourites:
We have a dance coach on Tuesday afternoon and gymnastics on Friday afternoons.
Please make sure that your child has a PE kit in school for the whole half term.
Our P.E. kit consists of:
White T-shirt/Polo shirt
Navy/Black sports shorts
Hair bobble (for long hair)
Micropore tape (to cover earrings)
Our coach is running an after school dance club on a Thursday afternoon from 3:15pm until 4:15pm. You will already have had a letter confirming if your child has been allocated a place at this club.
Fun educational games
Karate cats (English): http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdp4pg8
Hit the Button (Maths):
Blast off (Maths):
Read, Write, Inc. support: https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/
Moles had a fun morning, searching for Pudsey Bear around the school. We enjoyed working in pairs and helping each other. Well done Moles!