Welcome to The Wizards.
Welcome back to the first half term of Summer! I hope everyone has had a lovely and relaxing Easter. I understand it is a worrying time at the moment but the children have returned to school in a positive manner and have truly blown me away with their fantastic efforts in their learning.
This half term our project question is 'Why is art more valuable when the artist is dead?' The children will break apart this question and look at many forms of artwork from a range of different artists. We will be looking at different techniques used by artists and dive deeper into where their inspiration came from.
In Maths this half term we continue to work on fractions. We will be learning all about equivalent fractions, counting up and down in fractions as well as comparing and ordering fractions. We will also be moving on to our next unit of measurement, time. We will be investigating days, weeks and months, learning to tell the time to the nearest minute and converting time between 12 and 24 hours clocks.
In English, this half term is focused on the theme 'to inform'. We will spend time researching and creating our own non-chronological reports. We will also be writing newspapers linked to the story 'Chalk'.
In Science, this half term is focused on 'Plants'. We have already begun to identify different parts of plants and we will be investigating further the functions of these parts. We will be carrying out investigations to understand more what plants need to survive.
Please listen to your child read 5 times a week and record in their new reading record. We will change our reading books on a Wednesday each week. Children that do read 5 times a week will receive 10 dojos on a Friday so please make sure your child brings in their reading record each day for this to be monitored.
Online Learning/ homework
From today (19.04.2020) you will now find weekly spellings available on Spelling Shed and over on My Maths you will find weekly maths tasks based on the recent work we have been completing in class. Your child's logins are still the same. Dojos will be awarded to the children that complete these tasks each week.
Our PE day is Tuesday. Please send your children into school wearing their PE kit on these days. If it is cooler that day please ensure your child is wearing navy or black jogging bottoms, their school jumper and trainers. Many of our PE lessons will be outdoors.
Please make sure your child only brings a water bottle, packed lunch (if they have one), their book bag (including their reading record everyday) and their coat. Please check your child has not taken any small toys, lip glosses or any item of make up with them even if they are in their coat pocket as they may let their friends play with these.
I look forward to our new term together