Welcome back to our Spring 2 term. As I write it is unusually warm for February and there is a brilliant blue sky, the small green shoots I could see when I wrote in Spring 1 are now nodding snowdrops. We have another exciting and busy term to look forward to. I hope you have had a lovely break whatever you did and wherever you went, I look forward to hearing the children share.
Our Aspire Club begins this half term, each Thursday 3.30 until 4.30, please encourage your children to attend, it's a wonderful opportunity to dig deeper into their learning and embed more basics in small, informal groups.
Our topic is "Who let the Gods out" based on a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world, we will focus on:
continuing to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study. Noting connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. Continue to regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information. Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
We hope to do some Greek cookery and have a Greek dressing up day with a few Olympic games.
In music we will continue to learn to play the recorder and hope to be able to entertain our Reception buddies very soon! We will be learning about/start to recognise some of Carole King’s compositions and music starting with "You've got a friend"
We will be reading a fun story based on Greek mythology by Max Evans called "Who Let the Gods Out?", should you have a copy please could you bring it in to school for us to use, thank you. Please make sure your name is inside.
Year 6 continues to be 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. 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. Creative homework is slightly different this term, we have discussed it together in class and shared lots of ideas, I have modelled an example, based on the book "The Borrowers" by Mary Norton, so hopefully the children are inspired and have lots of ideas of their own.
P.E. is timetabled for Monday afternoon, however please ensure P.E. kits are in school all week as sometimes we have other opportunities such as the cricket which was on Wednesday afternoons.
Dates for your diary:
You are most welcome to visit our classroom, should you need to discuss any matters please do let us know.