SUMMER (1) – April 2019
This half term we are discovering new lands and new civilisations, boldly going where no man has gone….wrong show. However we are indeed doing that and more, looking at the Age of exploration!
We will be looking at the history of discovery in the 16th and 17th centuries culminating in the ‘discovery’ of America, examining the good (and not so good) achievements of the time.
In Science we will be looking at the classification of animals. Just what is an Echidna? Answers on a postcard.
In English we are currently looking at warning stories, looking at how stories will often teach a lesson that the main character only truly learns through strife.
In PE we will be continuing with our Team Theme coaches ON WEDNESDAY AND GYMNASTICS ON THURSDAY, so please make sure you remember your kits!
Reading is so important to your child’s development both now and in the future so please make sure reading is done at least 3 times a week.
Maths wise, it is very important we keep plugging away at our Maths skills at home as well as at school, so please keep at times tables and pop quizes whilst they least expect it!
SPRING (2) – February 2019
This half term we are sticking with Britain as a theme and looking at what makes up the United Kingdom, Great Britain and the British Isles, along with looking at our European neighbours.
Our work in Science will focus upon the importance of sound!
Not too much singing is included, but we are examining how it all works, if we can hire a boat along the ear canal and just how to get a good beat from an ear drum!
In English we are becoming journalists as we will be writing newspaper reports all about our hobbit friend, Mr Baggins! This means we will be looking at the facts of Bilbo’s journey, using quotes, and hopefully putting Piers Morgan out of a job!
In PE we have Team theme on a Wednesday with ball games skills being developed on a Tuesday!
Our new reading record books have been here for a while now, as these are counted as part of uniform, we need to see them in every day!
SPRING (1) – January 2019
This half term we are saying “Ave” to one another, enjoying new straight roads and marvelling at the mighty Testudo. That’s right; we are welcoming our new Roman overlords and the civilisation they bring!
We will be looking at the history of Roman Britain, finding out why they wanted to come here in the first place.
We will look at how the Romans were superior to the indigenous Celts and why this ensured 400 years of Roman dominance.
We’ll be learning about electrical circuits in Science and explore terms such as conductor and insulator, practically making circuits, before examining the science of sound.
In English we are setting off on a mighty journey, with help from a furry footed fellow with a penchant for food and a habit of finding exotic jewellery. “Bagginses my precious!”
In PE we will be continuing with our swimming ON MONDAY.
PE is now on a WEDNESDAY, so please make sure you remember your kits!
Reading is so important to your child’s development , so please make sure reading is done at least 3 times a week.
Don’t forget to sign their reading record book! It is needed in school EVERY DAY!
AUTUMN 2 – November 2018
This half term we are sticking with Greece and the wider Mediterranean as a theme, looking at why it is a popular travel destination in addition to examining the loudest of the areas natural features; Vesuvius and volcanoes!
Things will certainly heat up!
Our work in science will focus upon the circle of life!
Not too much singing is included, but we are examining food chains/webs and discovering all about adaptation; why does the camel have the hump indeed?!
In English we are undertaking out own ‘dragons den’ approach to explanation texts, looking at creating a machine to feed Hades’ faithful guardian of the underworld; The three headed Hellhound Cerberus; that’s going to be a lot of dog biscuits!
In PE we have the United coaches coming in to develop our sports skills on a Friday.
We are also still going swimming on a Monday afternoon, so make sure to bring the right kit:
- Girls need a towel and a one piece swimsuit,
- Boys need a towel and trunks/brief suit: no baggy shorts please!
Our new reading record books have arrived; these are counted as part of uniform, so need to come in every day!