This page is dedicated to all the exciting things we will be doing this year
Dear Pupils, Parents and Guardians,
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a well-deserved rest over the Christmas period. Last term we entered the depths of the Amazon rainforest and explored geographical elements. This term pupils will be transported back to Ancient China, to the time of the Shang Dynasty. Hawks class will be immersed within the history, art, lifestyle and geography of ancient China. Pupils will have had an introduction to their new topic, during their wow day, where we transformed into members of the Shang Dynasty.
Within English, pupils will be studying the text by Philip Pullman, ‘The Firework Makers Daughter’. During lessons pupils will be reading and analysing the text before building up to a variety of fiction and non-fiction pieces.
To start the term, the focus within Mathematics will turn to the formal methods of long multiplication and division. Pupils will then learn how to apply this knowledge to a variety of reasoning and problem solving questions. As the term progresses, Hawks class will move on to calculating area and working with fractions.
Within Science, pupils will be learning about electricity and how it is the presence and flow of electric charge. Hawks class will learn how electricity is a form of energy that comes in positive and negative forms that occur naturally or are produced. Pupils will then apply their knowledge to a range of scientific investigations.
PE will remain on a Monday morning and a Thursday afternoon with myself and Mr Hayes, so full kits will be needed on these days. This term during PE lessons, Hawks class will be focusing on fitness and dodgeball, so children with earrings need to remove them prior to PE due to health and safety.
A homework grid will be handed out alongside this letter containing a variety of activities to be completed. Tasks can either be handed in weekly or as a whole at the end of the term. If the piece chosen needs to be in written form please record this in the provided homework books. As well as this, opportunities at home for reading with your child are highly recommended along with spelling practice and times table practice for our weekly tests.
If you have any queries or question, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am at the door most days after school or if not please leave a message at the office or a note with your child to give to me.