Happy New Year and welcome back!
Mrs Cousins and I are very excited about our topics for this term. In Science our topic is Living Things and their Habitats, we will be studying Rivers for the first half term in Geography and our 'long read' book will be Kensuke's Kingdom which we will be using for some great pieces of writing and some fantastic pieces of art, starting with our own version of The Great Wave by Hokusai.
Friday 23rd November
We have begun to turn our attention back to our Science topic on Space. This week, I would like you to find out some information about either a planet or planets in the Solar System. You can either focus on one planet in particular or find out about a number of different planets. You could find out things like:
How far away from the Sun it is
How far away from Earth it is
How long it takes to travel around the Sun
The average temperatures
Its size and mass
What it is like on its surface
The way in which you present the information is up to you. You could make a model or models with information cards, design a detailed information poster, make a PowerPoint, complete some writing either by hand or presented on a Word document or any other way that you feel is appropriate.
I was very impressed with the standard of your Blitz homework and I am sure you took longer on it than your usual weekly homework. Because of this, I would like you to make the same amount of effort on this piece but do not need it handed in until the 4th December, which gives you an extra week to complete it.
Please find below the vocal tracks from our play - Read All About It by ScriptsToStage Productions.
These tracks can be used for you to practise the songs!
Welcome back. We hope you have had an enjoyable half term break. Kites will be performing their class play on the 28th November for parents and any other adults that wish to attend. Because of this, we will be putting a fair amount of our time into rehearsals. However, we will also continue to target key curriculum areas too. Below are our Learning Objectives for next week.
Literacy - Plan and write a descriptive piece set during an air raid
Maths - Revise formal methods of addition and subtraction involving exchanging
12th October 2018
We are learning about the Second World War for our topic this term. We have already found out about the main countries involved, when and how it started and when it ended among other things. Next week, we will be completing some creative writing about what it was like living in England during the war. For your homework this week, I would like you to find out as much as you can about The Blitz. This should include:
What it was
What it meant
What people did whilst it was taking place including where they went
What important jobs had to be done
What effect it had on towns and cities
What was done to prevent it
You can present your findings in any way that you like. For example, you could create an information poster with pictures and writing, use a computer to make a simple PowerPoint presentation or write a brief report on The Blitz.
Next week we will be focusing on:
Literacy: Writing informal letters and descriptive topic writing creating atmosphere
Grammar: Expanded noun phrases and different sentence types
Maths: Comparing and Ordering numbers up to 1,000,000
27th September 2018 – Wildside Homework
We have just returned from the amazing Wildside Experience. I’m sure you all have different memories from the trip. This week, I would like you to write a paragraph about three things you enjoyed doing there. Please explain what you did, what you learned and what was so enjoyable about those bits of the trip. As well as this, you can draw a picture or pictures to accompany each paragraph on the separate plain paper and stick this in. Please make sure you write neatly and that you read it through to check for any mistakes, editing these carefully as you go back through.
Use the pictures below to inspire you!
Please find below the previous weeks' spelling lists. So far, we have learned:
Words with endings that sound like /shuhs/ spelt with -cious
Words with endings that sound like /shuhs/ spelt with -tious and -ious
Words with the short vowel sound /I/ spelt with y
This term our main topics are World War Two and Space which will provide plenty of opportunities for cross-curricular learning in a range of subjects. We already have two very exciting trips lined up. Firstly, we will be attending a Science Day on Friday 21st September where the children will be learning about aerodynamics and building their own model racing car.
Following this, we are off to the Wildside Experience in Devon for an overnight stay where we will be camping, going on a night walk and learning lots about nature. Remember your packed lunch for Monday, your torch, teddy and book, as well as everything else on the kit list! Meet us in the hall at normal time with all your luggage before going to the classroom. You do not need to be in school uniform - come in sensible clothes for the day. More pictures to follow!