In Blue Class, we are currently taught by Miss Taylor and Mrs Edmunds who are supported by Mrs Goodchap. The children have all come back after Easter ready for our final term together. Where has the time gone?! We have so many fun things to look forward to over the next few months, including Sports Day, our class trip, our Showcase and many other events.
Our Learning Journey theme for this term is Stones and Bones! This is going to allow us to find out more about life from Stone Age through to the Iron Age. I'm sure we will incorporate some dressing up at some point!
Where possible, our subjects are meaningfully and creatively linked together through our Learning Journey.
There are lots of exciting opportunities for great writing this term. We are starting the term by reading 'Stig of the Dump'. We will be exploring different toolkits that we need in order to write across different genres. We are hoping to write some poetry, some playscripts and some stories with a historical setting before the end of the year.
The children will continue to participate in whole class reading each day, as well as having opportunities for individual reading time.
As a class, we will continue to consolidate our GPS skills (Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling) and use them across the curriculum with confidence.
During the Summer Term, we will be learning some new skills but mainly consolidating old ones. We will participate in lots of mathematical talk with our 'buddies' and use equipment and drawings to deepen our understanding. We will then move forward together, to apply our skills to take part in reasoning and problem solving activities. We will be trying out the new Multiplication Tables Check with Blue class in preparation for next year when the test is compulsory in Year 4. This is to test the children to see if they can recall their times tables fluently. Please support your children with this skill, perhaps by using TT Rockstars, to ensure that they are ready for the Year 5 curriculum.
Please ensure your child's kit is fully labelled and in school every day as we like to make use of our fantastic all weather pitch (MUGA) whenever we can. As a general rule, PE will take place on a Thursday afternoon. Blue class will be swimming on a Friday afternoon during this term.
We are learning all about 'Sound' during this term. We will be finding out how sound travels, how we can hear it and sound can be altered. Please see our Knowledge organiser at the bottom of the page that we will be using to support the class with their learning.
As already mentioned, we will be researching the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Our class trip will support our learning as we find out about Stone Age life at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park on the 24th May. Again, a knowledge organiser is attached at the bottom of this page.
We will be using mapping skills such as 4 figure grid references. We will also learn to name some major towns, cities, mountains and rivers.
We will be finding out about festivals in different religions - how they are celebrated and why. During the final half term, we will be using a range of world religions to question what is the right and wrong way to live our lives.
We will continue to focus on a Value each month and will also address British Values within our learning. Alongside this, the children will be learning about rules in society, money in everyday life and appreciation for others.
We will be producing some Stone Age inspired art to decorate our class. Following this, we will be producing some DT with Mrs Edmunds.
In Blue Class, children are expected to read 5 times per week - please record this in the reading record books.
Maths and English work will be given on alternate weeks and spellings will come home every Friday. Please return the homework by the following Wednesday so that it can be marked.
It is also expected that children practise their times tables at home - the children love using TT Rockstars. They have already impressed us with their ability to recall most of the times tables up to 12x12.
We are always open to offers of help in Blue Class so please do get in touch if you have some time that you would like to offer!
As always, if there is anything that you are unsure of, then please feel free to pop by or send us an email.