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Welcome back and a Happy New Year!

The spring term begins with our topic of ‘Mountains’. In this geography-led subject, the children will be studying mountain ranges across the globe, the highest peaks, how they are formed and life on the mountains. We will also be researching the spectacular achievements of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

After the half term, we will move on to learn about ‘Rivers’. We will learn about river sources, features and names of some of the world’s rivers.

In science, we will begin the term with ‘Electricity’. Children will be given the chance to use their knowledge of circuits to make a torch in DT, linking it to survival on the mountains – can I please ask, in advance, for each child to bring in an empty crisp tube with lid for this project as soon as possible (named).

We will carry on with our times tables revision, where your child will continue to be given weekly tables for a test on the following Friday. This is to help with the statutory expectation of them knowing their tables up to 12 x 12. Please help your child by getting them to daily recite the tables they have been set and continuing to use TTRockstars.

Homework will also continue to include spelling sheets and reading, as before.

For the first half term of the year, your child will have PE on a Friday afternoon with Mrs Corbyn. (Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school as usual.)

If you have any further queries regarding this term, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Respect

Respecting yourself as well as others

Forgiveness

Show forgiveness to all, including yourself

Trust

Trusting in God and in each other

Faith

Faith and hope in God, yourself and each other

Friendship

Being generous, caring and loyal friends