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Southfields Primary School

Southfields Primary School

Mrs Ferrara and Mrs Sutton

Welcome back!
We hope you have all had a lovely Summer break and have enjoyed the lovely weather we
have had.
We are looking forward to this term! Over the Summer we have all been busy getting the
classrooms ready and planning lots of lovely lessons for you all. This half term we will we
studying the following:

History – Transport over time and Fire, Fire.
Geography - UK maps and symbols
Science – Materials in our world.
Art and Design – Train mechanisms and Painting techniques and colour.
Computing – Typing skills and e-mails.
RE – Why do we give to others? Why are presents given at Christmas?
Music – Great fire of London
PSHE – New beginnings and Getting on and falling out.
Languages – Italian

As well as these lovely topics, we will be focusing on a range of different reading texts
including fiction, non-fiction and poetry in our English and Guided Reading lessons.
As the children begin the final year of KS1, we will be working hard on developing the
children’s independence in school. This will include the children choosing and deciding upon
some of their own learning activities, finding the resources in the classroom they think will
help with their learning as well as taking responsibility for completing their home learning

Homework this year will be as follows:

Reading- daily with an adult and a signature and comment to show they have read with
Times tables – daily
Spellings – daily
Diary – daily (we will begin the year completing these in school at the end of each day).
Maths homework – once a week linked to the learning they will have done in lessons.
Topic homework – once every two weeks. This homework can be creative, research based it
can including drawings and writing. This is the children’s opportunity to demonstrate their
best work.

Topic homework for this half term:


Sending out

Needs returning by

What materials can you find around the home?



Design a car or train. You will need these designs for our DT project in class.



Show me what you learnt at Nene Valley Railway.



This year our classes PE day is a Wednesday. We would advise that PE kits come into school
on a Monday and then children will take them home on a Friday. Some weeks there may be
the possibility for extra PE or fitness activities.

During this term, the children will have the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular
activities after school, have a trip out to Nene Valley Railway and star in their very own
Christmas performance.

We hope the children are excited about coming back to school. We know this year will go
extremely quickly as we have many exciting things planned in across the year.
We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Mrs Ferrara and Mrs Sutton.


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