Teaching in Lime class this year is Mr Briggs and Mrs Kelsey is the class TA.
If you need to speak to Mr Briggs, please feel free to use the email function on the class page, or arrange to meet before or after school at a mutually convenient time.
Homework is sent home every Wednesday and is due back on Tuesday of each week at the very latest, so it can all get marked. If you can get your homework back in early 3 weeks in a row, I'll give you a week off homework. PE is every Tuesday and Thursday and we'll be trying to be outside as much as possible. So, please make sure you have your PE kit in school on those days.
This terms our values is are Respect and Responsibility and our topic is The British Empire. Was it really Barmy?
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.
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.
Class had an excellent time at Yenworthy Lodge, Somerset, earlier this term. It was an amazing experience and everyone seems to have grown in confidence and self-belief because of the trip. We experienced so many different things over the week; low ropes and a night walk on Monday; Outdoor Business, including a zip wire and a walk up a waterfall on Tuesday; Wednesday saw us having an Exmoor adventure, where we had a small fire, painted out faces and rein acted the story of Lorna Doone; Thursday included a walk down the Lynn Valley from Waters Meet, rock pooling and making towers on the beach; followed by Coasteering (scrambling) around the boulders at the bottom of the cliffs, toasting marshmallows’ on an open fire and making beach art linked to our week.
In Science, we will be looking at all animals including humans; this will be our topic for the whole big term. The topic will focus on the digestive system and how our bodies deal with processing food. Our teeth and how they are maintained naturally with the food we eat. Finally, a look various diets and how they are important.
As Historians, we will use different sources of evidence to answer key questions about the British Empire. We will make comparisons between historical periods explaining things that have changed and things, which have stayed the same. We will be learning about aspects of life around the British Empire when it was at its height, focusing specifically on the lives of the rich and that of the poor in various countries, the impact of trade and the scramble for Africa.