In Tiger class we believe that learning should be engaging, enjoyable and challenging for all learners. We feel it is important to instil confidence in all children, as well as helping them to achieve the best they can.
We also encourage our children to develop independence. Therefore, they are responsible for changing their own reading books. It is also important to remember ‘raffle tickets!’ We will be checking how frequently the children have read at the beginning of each week. Those children who have read three times a week will receive a raffle ticket, and at the end of each term will have the chance to win a reward. So remember to keep reading!
In English, children foster a love of literature and language as their learning centres around an engaging text that usually relates to the topic. They develop the skills and knowledge they need to become better readers who can comprehend and offer opinions with reasoning. Using the text, they continue to develop their writing skills by writing in a range of genres. They pay particular attention to effective grammar, punctuation and spelling.
In mathematics the children will cover all aspects of the curriculum and will be provided with opportunities to apply the skills they have learnt to problem solving and real life situations. It is important that the children have time to practise and consolidate their learning. Therefore, finding time to continue their learning at home is greatly advised. Practising counting in multiples of 3,4,5,6, 8 and 10, and counting quantities of objects would be a good way to support your child. This is because number facts and understanding of number support progression in all areas of mathematics.
Throughout the year we will learn through exciting topics. Our current topic is ‘Viking Invasion’ and we are enjoying discovering what the Vikings were like as warriors. It is important to note that our topics are blocked half termly. However, the content and coverage is flexible and dependent of the interests and needs of our children. Tiger class also have opportunities to develop their skills in physical education and forest school with subject specialists.
As you know RE is an integral part of our curriculum and there are regular opportunities for children to develop their understanding and ask questions in a safe and supportive environment. This term in Tiger class we have been looking at what different people believe about God.