Hopefully you all had a fantastic Easter holiday and made the most of the glorious weather. Hopefully the sunshine will stick around - please ensure that your water bottle is in school each day in order to stay hydrated.
This term we will be learning:
English - This term we will be analysing the features of explanation texts before writing our own. We will then move onto classic poetry based around Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.
Maths - We will continue to practise times tables - this really needs to happen at home as well as in school please! The term begins with the volume and area of shapes before looking at place value (including decimals), fractions, time and geometry, along with calculation methods.
Science - Our learning will be focused on 'animals in their environments' which will involve lots of exploration of our local environment - keep your fingers crossed that the weather helps us out!
History - we will be learning all about Ancient Benin.
Computing - We will be using Purple Mash this half term to design our own games. Part of this learning will involve tasks that children can complete at home to help. All aspects of this website can be accessed at home as well as in school - your child has been given their password and knows how to log on.
RE - We will be learning about Hinduism.
Music - This half term the lessons will be based around the song 'You've Got a Friend'. We will listen and appraise the song as well as playing warm up games before improvising and composing our own version.
PE - This term we will be playing team games: cricket and rounders.
PE days: We will not have any swimming lessons this half term. Indoor and outdoor PE lessons are subject to change and as such, you MUST have indoor and outdoor PE kits in school at all times.
Homework and spellings:
Each week, children will be given a piece of mathematics or English homework. This homework includes learning spellings.
Learning logs have been given out for this half term. Please note that you are expected to complete two of these as a minimum but that you can choose to do more if you wish. These tasks are intended to be broad so that you can interpret them as creatively as you wish. We had some super ones last half term and would love to be able to take some photographs of the ones completed this half term to show you all!
Reading remains a key priority and we expect to see reading diaries signed at least four times each week. The reading challenge remains the key part of the homework.
Have a browse of the photographs below to see what we have been learning!
Thank you to all parents, friends and family who came to watch our class assembly - we hope you enjoyed it! The children enjoyed writing, rehearsing and performing this science fiction extravaganza and we are sure that you will agree that they were all stars!
We love our French lessons!
We have been learning new vocabulary for different items of clothing recently. Here we are matching the garment to the correct word.
Safer Internet Day
This week we have discussed how we act online and how this can differ to the way we act in person. We made posters about how to be a good friend online and what to do if people are not being a good friend to us. We found out that over two thirds of the class have been upset by images they have seen online or comments that have been made. Please talk to your children about what to do in this situation. Take a look at the newsletter for some information about an app that explores online safety - all of the children said that they would like to look at this at home in order to help them.
Here is a sample of the learning logs we have completed this year. We love sharing these in class and getting chance to discuss what the children have found out!
In our science lessons, we have been learning all about the human body. Ask your children about how we made blood using household ingredients!
We have also been learning about the heart and its functions. We found it very difficult to find our pulse! We tested our heart rate before and after exercise and found that the beats per minute increased when we had been active.
This term we have been learning about electricity. We hope you enjoy the photographs below of us investigating how to change the brightness of a bulb!
Thank you to all parents who attended our science fiction stimulus this afternoon. It was lovely to see the children interacting with the items they had brought in and we hope that it will result in high quality writing from this English unit.
Science Fiction Stimulus
We have started learning the legend 'Beowulf' in our history lessons. Here a few photographs of us retelling the opening to the legend with actions.
We are learning the poem Beowulf in our history lessons. We hope you enjoy this video of us reciting the first two verses!
Wake and Shake
Analysing a biography
We have started our 'Biography' unit in our English lessons this week. We have been reading about Mary Seacole (and learning part of her biography off by heart) and also about Usain Bolt. As we read about these two people, we have found the different features of this genre.
Welcome back! We hope you all had an enjoyable Easter break.