Welcome back to Spring Term 2020!
We hope you've had a great break and enjoyed lots of time with family and friends. We have a packed Spring Term planned which includes a mini-topic on the Mayan civilisation as well as our larger history topic covering aspects of Victorian life. In Science, we will be studying Light and we will be continuing our Design and Technology project on toys that use cam mechanisms. In Literacy we will be completing lots of cross-curricular writing and including features such as direct and indirect speech, relative clauses and subordinate conjunctions to extend our sentences. We will also be covering lots of topics in Maths that will include formal written methods for multiplication and division; adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions; finding common denominators as well as understanding area and perimeter in greater depth. A busy term, then!
In a couple of weeks' time, on Wednesday 27th November, Kites will be performing The Match Girl's Christmas to parents and carers. The performance will begin at 6pm and children will need to arrive 20 minutes before this.
Below you will find a downloadable copy of the script along with song words and MP3s of the songs.
Kites had a wonderful (if slightly wet) time at Wildside and did some amazing activities. They have just finished a recount and I will post extracts from some of these over the next week for you to enjoy.
Learning Objectives week beginning 7th October 2019
Maths: Rounding numbers to 10, 100, 1000 or 10,000
Literacy: Understanding the key features of a recount
Grammar: Using fronted adverbials in a piece of writing to add detail
Understanding and using determiners and different types of clause
Reading and writing Roman Numerals to 10,000
Rounding numbers to the nearest 10,100,1000 and 10,000
In a couple of weeks' time, we will be off to the Wildside Experience for a night of camping. It should be an unforgettable experience for all and I know our hosts, Richard and Alison are looking forward to meeting everyone and, hopefully, opening your eyes to new experiences based around their deep love of nature and the great outdoors. Please come and speak to me if you have any questions or concerns. See below for link to their website and the PowerPoint presentation from last week's meeting.
This term we will be reading the novel 'Holes' by Louis Sachar and completing a good number of writing and comprehension tasks based on it. Our first piece of writing will be a detailed description of the setting. Examples of Kites' brilliant writing will follow!