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Whissendine CE Primary School


Simply the Best!


Well, we are, aren’t we?


It’s LONDON this term but not yet – 23 March (look out for the letter giving you all the details later in the term).


This term, in Science, the team will be learning about how they have become to be the best through evolution and inheritance. We’ve already discovered where the snakes’ legs went through our Brilliant Beginning and our Sparkling Start is all about slime.


In Art, the Team will look at the great impressionists’ work and master their painting (watercolour) techniques. In Music, we will be learning all about timbre, duration and ostinati when we listen to some of the 20th Century musical masters so we can create our own musical masterpieces.


To be the best, you have to work hard and, this term, we are going to be notching aspects of Maths and Literacy up a gear so that we can be ‘Simply the Best’. Read on…


In Literacy, we will call on the great and mighty Yoda to help us with our formal writing skills – believe it you will. We will learn from Yoda so that we can write an extremely balanced argument about whether we can see into the future… or not.


To start Term 4’s Maths, we will be having a Maths morning. We will be using some of the great artists’ work to investigate which concepts we can discover and then explore how we can use them in our own work. In our morning Maths lessons, we will be re-visiting and learning new concepts such as: percentages, missing angle sizes, interpreting data (pie charts, line graphs, tables and timetables), mean, median, mode and range, co-ordinates and Roman Numerals. In addition to this, we will continue to learn how to calculate with fractions and to develop in our formal compact written methods for multiplication and division.


P.E. remains timetabled on Wednesdays and Thursdays so a full kit should be in school on those days.


Weekly Maths and Grammar and Punctuation homework will continue to be handed out on Friday mornings and is due in by the following Thursday, unless specified otherwise. As you are aware, spellings are changing and within one two-week cycle for a spelling rule, there will be two pieces of homework. All homework will be uploaded to our class page on the school website.


Thank you for your support in this when helping your child to learn his/her times table facts, and spelling patterns as well as helping to develop his/her reading comprehension.


Mrs Schofield and Mr Asplin.

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