We are a class of 31 children made up of people from all around the world. Between us we speak more than 10 different languages. We are extremely proud of our diversity and celebrate all of our differences.
We begin our school day with a morning task and we watch newsround every day to keep up with what is going on in our world. Our days are full of exciting learning right across the curriculum.
Our homework and spelling day is Thursday and we have PE every Friday.
Please do not hesitate to come and see us at the beginning/ end of the day if you have any questions.
Miss Hesketh and Miss Crosby
During Autumn term, we will be covering place value, the four calculations, fractions and decimals.
During Spring term, we will be covering percentages, algebra, ratio, measure and misconceptions.
During Summer term, we will be covering shape, statistics, coordinates and problem solving.
Reasoning is embedded with in our maths lessons throughout the whole year and children are taught to explain their methods in words and through modeled calculations.
We embed our English skills in to every aspect of the curriculum, every day.
Each day we also do Reading Mastery, Reading Plus and an English lesson where we focus on our writing, grammar and punctuation skills.
Reading Mastery is a format that we use over five days to explore one text in depth. The format is the same each week but we explore fiction, non-fiction and poetry in rotation. The children are involved in class discussions and work in partners to complete the tasks.
Monday: Understanding the text
Friday: Independent Task
Reading Plus is an online reading program which not only assesses children's efficiency and accuracy in reading, but also measures and increases motivation and comprehension. Students are given choice and control to practice at their own pace with a program that uses adaptive technology in a truly meaningful way. All children have their own log-in details and are encouraged to continue this at home.
This year in science lessons, we will explore:
Animals, including humans
Impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way bodies function.
Light travels in straight lines
See light because light is reflected into our eyes or given out by objects
The eye and how we see
Light travels from light sources
Living things and their habitats
Classification in groups according to characteristics microorganisms, plants, animals
Evolution and Inheritance
Fossils provide information about living things millions of years ago
Offspring are not identical to parents
Adaptation may lead to evolution
Identify and name parts of a circuit
Associate e.g. brightness bulb etc with voltage
Compare and give reasons variations in component functions
We explore the foundation subjects during the afternoon, and love finding links between our topics, current events and other subjects where we can!
Our areas of exploration this year are:
Where is the best chocolate made?
What would it be like to live in a 3 rd World country?
What makes a country appealing to live in?
Was Fred Astaire the best dancer of the 20th Century or Ginger Rogers?
What was it like to be a prisoner in a Victorian jail?
Why were masks, pictures and symbols important in the Ancient African Kingdom of Benin?
The children will recreate one of Nash’s artworks to show what the landscape might have looked like prior to the war.
The children will look at a variety of ways in which optical art can be created before using what they have learnt to create their own optical artwork.
The children will have the chance to explore colour, composition, control, form and style as they study a variety of different still life paintings and create their own.
Design and Technology
In MFL we study Spanish.
This prepares us for assessments in listening, speaking, reading and writing:
Time (all) and school routine.
Justifications for opinions (because)
Places in town and directions.
Café (transition project)