Here are the songs to practise for the Ukulele concert on Friday 14th February (9.30am)
Term 3 topic is.....
This term in topic we have lots of exciting Science activities to look forward to. We will be learning about teeth and eating as well as how to care for our teeth. We will then learn about what happens to food inside our bodies and all about the process of Digestion.
We will find out about sugary foods and how we can eat more tooth friendly foods by studying packaging.
In DT, we will design wearable digestive systems in groups - I am sure our designs will be amazing and seen on the catwalk of London Fashion week.
Our model digestive system will demonstrate what happens to food as it travels through our bodies.
In ICT, Year 5 and 6,will learn how to code a maze in Scratch which is a great free online coding site. We will then use these skills to design our own digestion mazes. Year 3 and 4 will work to create and e-book about the digestive system. We will also write and use our own quizzes to check understanding at the end of the term.
In Maths, we will compare the capacity of the stomachs of different animals including humans.
In English we will read 'Wonder' by R J Palacio as our class text as well as writing persuasive texts about looking after our teeth. We will link writing Inner Space stories to ICT and make choose your own adventure stories.
Home learning tasks.
Here are this term's home learning tasks. If your child completes a task and brings it to school, they will receive 5 dojo points. (We get a 'dip in the tin' for every 25 dojo points.) Have fun.
- Make a poster about looking after your teeth
- Write a song or poem about digestion
- Make a model of the digestive system.
- Write a story about happens to all of our 'baby' teeth,
- Write a fact file about the different types of teeth we have and their function.
Any other ideas that you have that relate to our topic will be awarded 5 dojo points - be as creative as you wish.
In Key Stage 2 (Juniors) the children receive Spelling homework each week. This will be handed out on a Monday and collected in on a Friday.
Reading is still important - the children in Year 6 have a reading SAT in May. The more often they read and discuss their book the more they will develop the skills of inference and deduction. They should read at least 4 times a week. Year 3 and 4 children should be heard read by an adult at least 3 times a week and Year 5 and 6 children at least once a week. Please sign your child's diary as they are collected on a Monday. The children earn Dojo Points for reading at home.
Maths Homework - The children are set 5 questions each day, which they should complete at home and then mark at school the next day. These questions relate to the work that we are doing in class or practise skills that we have worked on previously. It is important that your child completes this work and returns it to school each day. Maths is set on Monday - Thursday. Homework books are collected and checked on a Friday. The children receive dojo points for the work that they have completed.
PE this term will be swimming on a Friday for the whole class. The children will go swimming with Mrs Booker and Mrs Cox. Please ensure that your child has his or her kit and a towel, all watches and jewellery are to be removed and long hair tied up. Your child MUST have a swimming hat. These are available to buy at the Arc (last year they were £5.50.)
Our other PE session will be on a Wednesday afternoon, when Mrs Hodgson and Mrs Booker will be taking a session with my class during my planning and preparation time. Please ensure that your child has the correct PE kit in school. It should be a white or blue t-shirt and a blue or black tracksuit or shorts. Ear-rings must be removed or taped up, and long hair must be tied up. Please send your child's PE kit on a Monday to be left in school all week.
PPA - planning, preparation and assessment time.
This year, my PPA will be on a Wednesday afternoon. One of the lessons will be RE with Mrs Cox and the other will be with Mrs Hodgson.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please don't hesitate to contact me, either on the yard at the start or end of the day, or by email: