Lilac Term 2 Newsletter – ‘A Victorian Christmas’

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Dear Parents,

I hope you had a fantastic half term! This term we will be continuing our topic of ‘The Victorians’, focussing on homes and Christmas-time. Our PE days are Mondays and Fridays, but please ensure your child’s kit is always in school, as the timetable can sometimes change.

Reading Please read with your child regularly. Their books and book bags will need to be in every day. You may like to add a positive or helpful comment in their reading diary, but please acknowledge the fact that the book has been read by signing and dating in the comments space. A member of staff will be checking reading records on Fridays and children are expected to have read at least 3 times a week with an adult. Adults at school will not write in the books as we have our own records. Don’t forget, children can earn raffle tickets for weekly reading!
Spellings Spelling will be tested each week on a Monday.
Times Tables Please ensure that children are practising their Times Tables at home. It has become apparent that many are struggling with these, so a real push on them would be great!
Maths Maths homework will be on My Maths. Please ensure you support your children to complete this.

Helping To Enrich Our Topics

It is always great to have items or visitors that support our topic, so if anyone has any experience or items that may help us with any of the work we are doing this term, we would love to see and hear about them.

Parent Readers

We are always looking for extra parent helpers to hear readers, please let me know if you are available, even if it’s a one off!

Reminders

Please make sure your child brings in a water bottle each day with fresh water; ensure all jumpers are labelled and bring a coat for any wet weather.

My email address is a.banks@st-maryhartfield.e-sussex.sch.uk – please feel free to email with any questions, or just pop into the classroom.

Many thanks, and I hope you have a great term!

Miss Banks

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Lilac Term 1 Newsletter – ‘The Victorians’

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Dear Parents,

I hope you have had a lovely summer holiday!

We have a very exciting year ahead in Lilac Class. Our topic for term 1 is ‘The Victorians’ and we will be using the text: Street Child by Berlie Doherty. This will include learning about Queen Victoria, school life, home life, and workhouses. Please keep your eyes peeled for information about our upcoming trip to the Weald and Downland Museum this term as part of our topic.

It is always great to have items or visitors that support our topic, so if anyone has any knowledge, or items that may help us with any of the work above that we could hear about or borrow, we would love to see and hear about them.

The way we do homework has slightly changed this year so please do read the information your children are bringing home in their homework books. Your support and encouragement at home makes a real difference!

We are really looking forward to welcoming your children back, ready to work hard and have fun this year. I hope you find the attached learning map, explaining what we will be learning about this term useful. I would like to take this opportunity to highlight that if you ever have any problems, please feel free to come and see me at any time!

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Banks

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Questions You Could Ask Your Child About Their Learning This Term

  • Who was Queen Victoria?
  • Who was Prince Albert?
  • What was it like to be a Victorian child?
  • How has the Victorian era impacted on our lives?
  • How were the poor treated in Victorian times?

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