Eagles (Years 4/5/6)
Eagles class have made a fantastic start to the year! We are already getting excited about our London ICB topic which will focus on the geography and history that have made our capital the wonderful multi-cultural city it is. Working towards an all-singing, all-dancing exhibition at the end of the half-term, the children will build their skills in map making and reading as well as exploring how travel and trade have contributed to our colourful culture.
We are focusing in our year groups on place value up to 7 digit numbers. The children are developing their fluency in building multi-digit numbers and identifying the value of each numeral as well as adding multiples of ten, rounding and becoming comfortable with negative numbers. They will also go on to reasoning and problem solving in real life contexts and begin developing their ability to explain their strategies.
Our class book this half-term is A Bear Called Paddington to link into our topic work. The children will explore descriptive writing, develop their own newspaper reports and create their own Paddington adventure stories. There will also be trips to Paddington's stomping ground of Westbourne Park/Little Venice where we will revisit some of his haunts and take part in a 'floating classroom'.
In Science we will be studying LIving things and their habitats. Children will be taught the differences in the life cycles of mammals, amphibians, insects and birds. They will also be able to describe the life process of reproduction in plants and animals. The curriculum is taught through the mastery of skills as well as acquiring knowledge. These include planning enquiries, taking measurements, recording data and using test results to make predictions.
We have two further trips planned: one to follow an historic walk along the Thames in Central London and another to a local garden square where four different faiths are worshipped within its space: Islam, Christianity, Judaism and Sikhism.
Finally, some housekeeping:
PE will take place weekly on a Tuesday.
Children are required to practise their weekly spellings each night ready for a test on Friday.
They should also be reading for approximately 20 minutes nightly and their record should be signed and brought to school each day.
Please also make sure your child is practising their times tables and related division facts regularly too.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to speak to me, ideally at pick-up time or by appointment after school hours.
Here's to a great term!