In the first half term, the children settled well into the regular routine of classroom learning and the next seven weeks promise to be fun-filled!
Literacy We are reading and studying C.S. Lewis’s classic novel, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and will base our writing around it too. Excitement is already building for our trip to Narnia courtesy of Castle Howard. Thank you for paying for this.
Enquiry After the excitement of the Romans we are moving our focus to Geography, but again keeping it local and considering changes to our local environment. If you have any flood photo’s you would like to share, I would love to copy them for our classroom display.
Science I’m hoping the children are still pointing out condensation and referring to rain, snow and sleet as precipitation, however their conversation should now expand to cover how food is digested (hopefully not when you’re eating) and teeth! If anyone is able to defer passing any milk teeth to the Tooth Fairy, we’d love to see them in class first!
DT We will complement our Roman forts and Witch’s palaces with designing and building truss bridges. If you see any when out and about and are to take a moment to stop and stare it will really help them – thank you!
This one is at Carlton, near Snaith over the River Aire if you happen to be going out that way.
Art Our paintings will complement our Geography Enquiry, reflecting local landscapes but in the Cubist style.
Music After the pop of Abba we are changing genre and studying Classical Music. Radio stations such as Classic FM and Radio 3 play this if you can get them listening to as many different pieces as possible.
PSHE The first half term considered our sense of personal identity, now we will expand to celebrate all that is different between us. This builds on our weekly assemblies that also celebrate our social diversity.
RE Having met the Christian concept of trinity (three in one) the children will now develop an understanding of trimurti (one in three). This is through our study of Hinduism.
PE PE will usually be on a Wednesday and for this the children need: outdoor pumps/trainers, black shorts/tracksuit bottoms/leggings, a white T-shirt and black or grey sports sweatshirt. Starting the second week of this term, the children will go on a Monday morning to Derwent Pool for swimming lessons.
Indoor Shoes Children must have a pair of indoor of black indoor shoes. Changing their shoes helps keep their working environment as clean as possible.
Reading We ask that the children to read three times a week at home and will monitor this, obviously more is even better though!
School Uniform School uniform continues to be grey skirt/trousers, white skirt, green jumper, plain black/grey/white socks/tights or green gingham summer wear. Each child should wear a house or responsibility tie. Everyone needs a pair of indoor black shoes.
Water bottles The children keep a water bottle for access during breaks. We ask that this is not a single use bottle and only contains water.
Homework Homework refreshes and consolidates learning the children have undertaken in class. It is issued on a Friday and due back the following Thursday. Participation and completion has been really impressive – thank you. I do return this marked should you wish to review it with your child.
TTRS Thank you to everyone who is encouraging their child to play one game of TTRS a day. The class tests are showing some quick recall of these number facts.
Spellings It wouldn’t be school without weekly spellings tests and I appreciate the hard work that is being put in to achieve the 10/10s – again thank you.
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