What we are learning:
This term we will be reading Murder at twilight by Fleur Hitchcock, to support our topic about crime and punishment. We will be using it to inspire us to write suspense stories and newspaper reports.
Our unit in Science is living things and their habitats, we will be learning about different types of reproduction in both plants and animals. We will be learning about asexual reproduction through taking cuttings of one plant and trying to grow a ‘clone’ plant to recreate what happens during this type of reproduction.
In history we will be exploring crime and punishment from the Romans to the 21st century. The children should have an understanding of the chronology of these changes in Britain.
PE will remain on Thursdays. When we return to school children should come into school in their PE kit as before. We would like all children to be in school PE kit which is black shorts or track suit bottoms, burgundy t-shirt and the new school hoodie. All of this can be bought on goodies, we are aiming for all children to be in this full PE kit by September.
This term homework will be more centered around core subjects like maths and English, we are getting closer to the end of the year and closer to year 6 and it is really important that children really embed those core skills. I will be setting weekly homework that will be due in the following Friday, any children who do not complete this will be invited to attend homework club on a Wednesday lunch time.
PSHE & Wellbeing:
This year our school are focusing how we can ensure that everyone is taking care of their mind and their wellbeing. We have introduced a new way of teaching PSHE this year; this is called Jigsaw.