This term our topic is:
Grab your wetsuit! We’re going deep into an underwater world of incredible coral and mysterious creatures. Why not head over to your local aquarium and learn about life in the ocean? We will be exploring and observing aquatic life whilst finding out about the different species that live in the depths of the world’s seas and oceans. We’ll learn about Jacque Cousteau and write a biography about his amazing life and work. We’ll also explore the current issues with pollution in our oceans and what impact plastic is having on our environment and marine life. This will help us to write a persuasive letter!
Welcome to our class page!
We have got some exciting themes this year and I can’t wait to get stuck in. Our themes are: Fallen Fields, Road Trip USA, Potions, Blue Abyss, Traders and Raiders and Misty Mountains. Miss Croft.
This half term, we will be focusing on teamwork and confidence as apart of our Brinsley Values. The children will be talking about what these words mean. In RE, we will be learning about Symbols and religious expression.
Our PE day will take place on Friday afternoon with the Next Level Sports Coach. Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school at all times. Earrings should be removed at home or a letter obtained from the office if ears are newly pierced.
In Key Stage 2, we ask that the children read to someone at home every day for 5 minutes. The reading may consist of a variety of texts; from novels, to recipes, newspapers and even football programmes! Remember to sign and comment your child’s reading record in order to received a star stamp. Star stamps will be awarded on the chart inside the front cover. The more stars you get, the more certificates you get!
Don’t forget reading on Bug Club also counts as home reading! Bug Club puts more emphasis on comprehension skills as, ultimately, this is what children are assessed against at the end of Key Stage 2. The children have to answer the questions, by clicking the little bugs, to score points which they can spend in the shop.
Guided Reading will happen every day for KS2. Miss Croft will also allocate their guided reading books on Bug Club under the tab, comprehension.
Reading is an essential area where practice at home really pays off!
New homework will be given out for each theme, with a list of exciting things to do at home. Children can bring their homework into school to share with the class and receive a well done dot. We had some great pieces last year – thank you for your support with this.
Each week children will be given between 8-10 spellings to learn at home from the National Curriculum, Year 3-4 common exception words and taught patterns that are tested every Tuesday.
There will be a weekly cycle of maths homework consisting of one piece of Maths homework which will consolidate or challenge learning in the classroom. This will be handed in on a Monday and then returned to your child on the same day.
KS2 break time is at 10:10-10:25.
If you want your child to have snack please send enough money for the week in a named purse or wallet. Alternatively, children can bring in their own healthy snack (fruit, vegetables). Each child now has their own tray within the classroom so that they can store their valuables.
Children need to bring their water bottle into the classroom everyday which can be used throughout the day. Although these water bottles will not be available at lunchtime, so you may wish to send a named carton of juice or named juice bottle at lunchtime for your child to access if you wish.
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