Autumn Term 2 2020/21
We hope that you have had a lovely half term break and that you have stayed healthy and safe by following all the Covid rules and guidelines. Remember that we still need to be very vigilant, socially distance from other people and wash our hands regularly.
To keep warm in our well ventilated classroom, it is important that you wear layers. We are happy for you to wear fingerless gloves if your hands get cold.
There is going to be a very exciting start to Term 2 as you will be involved in your Bikeability courses. You will spend two days learning the rules of the road and how to ride your bike safely. It is important to remember that even though Urchfont is a village and the traffic driving through it should be slow, you still need to take care when riding your bike. Make sure that you bring your bike into school on the days that you have been told. You will need to wrap up warm and bring waterproof clothing to school with you as you will still go out if it is raining.
P.E. will continue to take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday. The Tuesday session will be with Dauntsey Outreach Sport and we will continue to develop our hockey skills. On a Wednesday, we will be improving our fitness through circuit training. Remember to come to school in your P.E. kit on these days.
During this term, we will continue our History topic of World War Two. We will be studying in depth, ‘Operation Pied Piper’, thinking about the impact it had on people’s lives, the organisational issues that needed to be considered and why it was an important sacrifice that many made. We will also continue reading our class reader, ‘Goodnight Mr.Tom,’ exploring the adventures that Mr. Tom and Willie have together and the relationship between the two characters.
Your weekly Maths homework will need to be handed in on a Monday and your Spelling and Topic/English homework on a Thursday. Reading diaries need to be brought into school on a Friday, so that you can be given your Air Miles as a reward for your reading at home. Try to read a range of genres, including background reading to support our WW2 topic. You will find some interesting books to read on your WW2 Bingo reading chart. Everybody will have a spelling test on a Monday based on the weekly spellings that you have learnt. Remember to hand in all your homework in the zipped plastic wallets that you have been provided with.
A warm welcome back from,
Mrs. Groves, Mrs. Leese & Mrs. Marshall