Settlers and Raiders
I hope you all have had a brilliant half term and are suitably rested in preparation for, what will be, another chock-a-block term full of learning.
We stay with our British historical theme but shift along the timeline into the days when Vikings ruled. Were they really as vicious as they are portrayed or did they have a gentle side to them? We will hopefully learn the answer to this question, and many more, when we compare how they lived and their beliefs to those of the Anglo-Saxons. In Science, we will be learning about the human circulatory system as well as the investigating the impact that certain aspects have on the human body.
In Literacy, we will write Remembrance Day poetry that conveys a vivid image to the reader when we reflect on those that have, and continue to, sacrifice their lives in order to secure and to protect our freedom. After this, we will learn about writing persuasively so that we can hopefully resolve a few conflicts that a set of crayons have! In Maths, we will be covering many concepts such as: measurement, algebra, ratio and number and place value. Look out for your child’s weekly Maths homework (it comes out on a Friday) which often reflects the learning that has been taking place in school.
P.E, continues to be twice a week so please ensure that your child has his/her kit (outdoor and indoor) in school every day. The 1 minute challenge remains part of the weekly homework; please support your child in learning his/her key multiplication and related division facts. Weekly spellings will continue to be handed out on a Monday – learning the rule/spelling pattern is the really important part of this homework rather than learning the list of words. Your support in helping your child is greatly appreciated in this curriculum area.
You may want to close your eyes rather than reading the next word… Christmas! Yes, it’s just around the corner so our learning will reflect this theme later in the term. DT, Art, Music and RE are all subjects that will be closely linked to this seasonal time of the year but we will try hard to contain our excitement right now.
Mr Asplin and I will continue to keep you posted, with some of our learning experiences, on Twitter – if you haven’t returned the slip nor sent a request, it’s not too late!
Mrs Schofield and Mr Asplin
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