The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Trolls Class

This year promises to be a fun packed and exciting year. For our younger Trolls, this year will be their first year of Key Stage 2. We have high expectations of learning and behaviour in this class  and will support your children throughout the year to learn.

Our topic throughout the term till Christmas will be ‘Making a Mark’ where we will be looking at Stone Age through to the Iron Age. We will learning about early farming, hunter gathers, homes, clothing and much more. We will taking a trip to Kent Life for a Stone Age workshop to re-enforce learning.

In English this term we will be focusing on descriptive writing using our senses. We will be looking at ways to make our writing more interesting with different sentence openers and using conjunctions to help add more information. We will be writing in the genre of Newspaper reports and learning the main features of a report. Our main text will be, Stone Age Boy written by Satoshi Kitamura and Iron Man written by Ted Hughes

In maths our focus throughout the term we will be looking at:

  • Place Value
  • Addition and subtraction

5 a day we will concentrating on the children becoming confident in the method they are using, to complete number sentences for addition and subtraction. Focusing on vocabulary around these operations as well as looking at word problems.

The children will take part in Physical Education lesson on Wednesday led by Andy Booker from Dribble and Kick.

The Elf Team are:

Mrs N Heather – Class Teacher

Mr A Booker – Sports Coach

Mrs Moore, Mrs B Bird, Mrs V Smith - Adult Support

How you can support your child at home

By reading at least three times a week with your child.

Homework is to complete at least one task from the homework grid each week.

Spellings will be sent out every Friday, along with times table to practice.

The Key Instant Recall Facts are mathematical facts that the children need to know. We have broken them down into terms and Year groups.  We will be working on them each week in class but we would appreciate your child learning them at home too.  There are some good games to support the learning of KIRFs which you can find at conkermaths.org . Most importantly, keep it simple, keep it fun!  

Key Instant Recall Facts – Year 3 and 4 Autumn Term

Additional Information

Trolls Curriculum Overview 2018 2019

Trolls class Curriculum Guarantee

Trolls class Autumn 1 Curriculum