Kingfishers (Years 4/5/6)

 

Kingfisher class have had a fantastic start to the new term! The school's overarching theme is London and we have planned a trip to a walk along the Thames where we will be looking at the landmarks to London and journeying through a history of our wonderful city. Our focus will be learning about the the different cultural aspects of the city and how people, over centuries, from different countries, have made London the vibrant capital it is today. We will be making a range of landmarks and learning about how the River Thames was a gateway to travel and trade.

 

In Maths we will be learning about place value and understanding its importance when students understand number, solve problems and answer mental Maths questions. Students will be learning about rounding numbers and Roman numerals.

 

In English, students will be focusing on the classic book series, Paddington. They will be writing setting descriptions, adventure stories and newspaper articles. In Science students will be learning about 'Living things and their habitats'. The Year 4 group will be focusing on classifying animals, creating their own key and the life cycle of different animals and plants.

 

Reading:

 

Students should be reading at least 20 minutes every night and are expected to hand in their signed reading records daily.

 

PE takes place on Tuesday afternoons. Students are expected to bring in their PE kit- a plain T shirt and shorts/ jogging bottoms.

 

Times tables, spellings and home learning:

 

Students are expected to practise the times tables and spelling focus daily. A test will take place on Fridays. Home learning is expected to be handed in on Tuesdays. Students choose from a selection of 16 activities.

 

It will be a fantastic term and we look forward to showing you all our learning!