Welcome back. I hope you had a fun and restful half term. Our topic for this half term is still based around knights, but we will be focusing on Joan of Arc. The children will be writing biographies and letters, creating a tapestry of her life and learning how to design a periscope that she could have used.
Our PE days this half term are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday, but please ensure that your child's PE kit is in school every day.
On this page you will find information about upcoming events, homework and what the children will be learning this week.
Mrs Bain :)
16.12.19 Christmas shopping Day
17.12.19 Book sharing afternoon 2pm-3.30pm
18.12.19 Christmas lunch and jumper day
19.12.19 Christmas party
Now that we have done our end-of-term tests, the children are going to be doing some maths investigations this week. The investigations will cover what we have learnt this term, encouraging the children to use their resining and problem-solving skills. We are also continuing to work on our times tables.
We have almost finished writing our informal letters from Joan of Arc to her mother, so this week we will begin to write our formal letters from Joan to King Charles. The children will be learning about the subjunctive mood as well as going over the passive voice, parenthesis and subordinate clauses in order to make their writing sound more formal.
We are continuing to read Sparrow and are focusing on retrieving information from a text this week.
This week, the children will be applying what they have learnt in science by designing and creating a periscope. Once they have made and tested their periscope, they will be doing a short piece of writing to explain how it works, including their knowledge of the eye, how light travels in straight lines and reflection.