13th April 2017
May we start by thanking you all for your support during the past few months, especially to those who organise and support PTA events and attend our Easter Service.
We also welcome Mrs Freeman into the class to give extra support with the children’s learning.
Curriculum focus for Term 5 and 6
English –The genres we will cover include stories with humour and recounts and in Term 5 and in Term 6, haiku poetry, stories with fantasy and nonsense. We start by using Mr Stink by David Walliams, so if you have a copy at home, it will be useful to have it in school to follow as we read together.
Mathematics – We will cover place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, area, perimeter and co-ordinates, fractions and decimals, length, shape, symmetry and angles and time and graphs.
Science – Our first topic covers Sound, where we will investigate how sounds are made, pitch and volume, followed by All Living Things in Term 6.
Geography/History – For this first term, we are concentrating on Geography, learning about settlements and land use, and in Term 6, we will focus on History with a local history study.
Computing – This term, we are looking at producing a wiki, with presenting the weather being the focus of Term 6, together with how we can stay safe while using computers.
RE – With Mrs Julier, will be looking at The 5 Pillars of Islam, together with living a Christian Life.
Art and Design/Design & Technology – For this term, we are concentrating on Design and Technology, designing, making and evaluating our ideas for a musical instrument. Next term, we will focus on Art and Design, looking at buildings.
Music – With Mrs Julier, we will focus on performance, using food and drink as our inspiration and structure, based around the theme of recycling.
French – In our modern foreign language learning with Mrs Campbell, we will focus on numbers to 20, months of the year and parts of the body.
PE – Our PE sessions this term return to a Monday and Friday, where we will be concentrating on dance and cricket. Next term, we change to athletics and multi-skills.
Unfortunately, there is still a steady stream of ‘forgotten’ kit, especially from children who attend after school sports clubs. As a reminder, kit should be in school at all times, and if you attend an after school club, a separate kit should be provided, as children do not change prior to being picked up.
Jewellery, including stud type earrings, will need to be removed and hair tied or clipped back for all our PE lessons. Please ensure that all kit is labelled and is kept in the cloakroom in the usual drawstring bags, if possible.
We do update our class page on the school website weekly, so please do visit it regularly for any changes or updates to this information.
To link with our science and geography learning, we have arranged another visit to the Living Land event at The Kent Showground on Thursday 4th May, full details will follow very shortly.
Our next open afternoons are on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th May from 14:30 and our May Day celebrations are on the afternoon of Wednesday 24th May.
It is recommended that children bring in a sun hat for our outside activities together with a named water bottle. They may also continue to bring in a healthy snack for break time.
Home learning will again be given on a Friday, for completion by the following Friday, which allows ample time to complete the tasks set, should children be busy at the weekend. Also on a Friday, spellings and times table/other mental maths will be tested.
We all like to think that we are very approachable, so should you have any concerns or questions, please do not keep them to yourselves! A note in the contact book or asking us directly at the end of the day is the best way to resolve these.
Mr Miller, Mrs Foot and Mrs Freeman.