Welcome back to our Autumn 2 term. We have another exciting and busy term to look forward to with Christmas at the end! I hope you have had a lovely half term break whatever you did and wherever you went, I look forward to hearing the children share.
Our topic, " The Amazing Americas", continues as we focus on global fair trade and rivers looking in detail at the Amazon River. Our history base is to study a non-European society that provides a contrast with British history and our geography base is to locate countries, look at biomes and vegetation belts (the rainforest) as well as human and physical geography aspects. Our launch with Meet a Creature, who brought South American rainforest creatures, including a very cuddly chinchilla, was great fun and we have some wonderful photos in and around our classroom for you to enjoy. Our art will be based around South America and the Brazilian artist Britto, as well as our Christmas creations.
In music we have been learning to play the recorder and hope to be able to entertain our Reception buddies very soon!
We will be reading a lovely story by Eva Ibbotson called Journey to the River Sea, should you have a copy please could you bring it in to school for us to use, thank you.
Year 6 is an exciting year, we have elected House Captains, the children continue to spend time with their buddies in reception, helping them to settle in and adapt to school life, we will be leading them on our Follow The Star trip in December to find baby Jesus. Most importantly the year 6 children take a role in worship and get to sit on chairs!
Homework will be given on Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Please don't struggle with homework, just ask Mrs Allen or myself for any guidance.
P.E. is timetabled for Monday afternoon, however please ensure P.E. kits are in school all week as sometimes we have other opportunities.
Dates for your diary:
Friday 9th November 10.30 a.m. Remembrance Service in KS2 Hall led by Y6
Wednesday 14th November Traidcraft stall in KS2 hall following a talk given to Y6 on global fair trade.
Thursday 15th November anti-bullying assembly led by Year 5 followed by parent/carer workshop
Friday 23 November creative homework afternoon KS2 hall for Y6
Friday 30 November school Christmas Fayre, Y6 will be running games and selling crafts, please come along and support us.
Thursday 6 December whole school panto trip - oh yes it is!
Wednesday 19 December - Christmas jumper day and Christmas lunch
Thursday 20 December Christmas parties
Friday 21 December Church ser ice led by Y 6 at 2p.m.
Wow! What a lot of dates for your diary, finally for this half term I wish you all a very merry and peaceful Christmas.
You are most welcome to visit our classroom, should you need to discuss any matters please do let us know.