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A Warm Welcome to Cherry Class Webpage

From Mr Cosford (Teacher) 

Kirsty (TA) 

&

Agnes (1:1 PMs)

If you have any queries about this year please feel to contact using the above email link, or catch one of us after school and we will be happy to help in any way we can. 

PE will be on a Tuesday and a Thursday afternoon, please make sure the children have a full PE kit in school. 

Homework will be given out on a Wednesdays and will need to be handed back in by Tuesdays at the latest, so that it can be marked in time be given out again on Wednesdays.

Any homework can be sent in via email to be printed or presented. 

Our topic for this whole term will be the British Empire and we will be discovering whether or it was  truly as 'Barmy'  everyone is led to believe...

 

Yenworthy Lodge will be happening on the 29th January till the 2nd February. All the information is in your packs. if you require spares, Mrs Finch in the office has some. 

Topic

As Historians, we will be using different sources of evidence to answer key questions about the British Empire and Grenada. We will be learning about aspects of daily life in Roman times, focusing specifically on the lives of the rich and that of the poor, exploring the invasion of Britain by the Romans, looking at the story of Boudicca, Roman Gods and exploring the story of Pompeii and its connection with Mount Vesuvius. 

As Geographers, we will be working on our map reading skills and basing on Grenada  and knowing the countries in Europe. We will be investigating the human and physical geography of Grenada, along with trade routes and physical geography. The will be a few sessions on climate, focussing on tropical 

As Artists and Designers, we will focus on Caribbean art. Looking particularly at the colours and how the blend together. Colour wheels and the objects that bring the culture to life

ENGLISH

Our guided reading book this will be the Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. Throughout the term, we will continue to develop our comprehension skills and to learn and apply spelling rules.

For our narrative writing, we will be writing stories with based on other cultures and linked to our Geography topic of Grenada.

Our hook will be the story of the Nutmeg Princess.

For our non-fiction writing, we will be writing explanation texts and letter writing. It will be linked to the Nutmeg Princess.

Maths

Our topics this term include: Adding and subtraction of 4-digit numbers as well as fractions. We’ll also be working on learning our 8 times tables and revisiting our 6 and 7s.

The children will also continue to work on the multiplication and division skills.

We will be looking at various geometric shapes and how to classify them, as well as finding out about statistics and data collection.

Telling the time in 12 and 24 hour clocks 

Throughout the term, we will continue to practice arithmetic and problem solving skills.

Science

In Science, we will be looking at Animals including humans . 

We will be focussing on the digestive system of both animals and humans. Diets and what consists of a balanced diet. 

RE

This term in R.E, we will be learning about parables- researching the different world religions and exploring their views on Parables and religious stories. Linking in with a comparison to the Caribbean way of life. 

Computing 

In computing this term, we will research information linked to our topic and English work. This will help us in writing a factual information page and newspaper report.

We will research and learn about the varying forms of mosaics and how they came to be. 

The children will enhance their skills using Google as a search engine and what constitutes safe Internet usage.

PE

PE on Tuesdays will be taken by Dom and Dale. These will consist of Athletics and Games. There will be bo Thirsday session this term as it is the turn of Year 3/4 to go swimming. Cherry will be going on a Tuesday in the second lot of the morning.

Mrs Holland and Kirsty will be taking the children. 

French

French this term will continue to be taken by Mr Nicholls. The children will be focussing on body parts and rooms within the home. Whilst cementing what they have already learnt in Term 1. 

P4C and PSHE

Our values this term are: Respect and Responsibilty. We will develop our understanding of these values in our P4C sessions, class discussions and during assemblies.

We will continue to learn more about developing a growth mind set and explore why our attitude to learning is important and the difference that this can make to our learning.

 

Please remember to bring in both indoor and outdoor shoes for the children, along with water bottles. Where possible can they leave pencil cases at home, as they have everything they will need in the classroom. 

Here's to an enjoyable Term. 

 

Mr C, Kirsty and Agnes

Using Carol Diagrams
Class Investigation
Using the Carol Diagram to sort different regular polygons
The Osigili Maasai Warriors

The Whole school had the privildge to experience the Osigili Maasai Warriors coming into school and performing for us. They taught us about their culture and where they come from. We learned that they tell stories through songs and that they have no formal history written down. This is due their past being passed down generations through songs and dance. It was an incredible experience. 

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