Welcome back to our Spring 2 term. As I sit here writing this I can see some blue sky and the snowdrops and daffodils peeping through the ground, Spring is definitely here and we have a wonderfully busy half term ahead of us. I trust everyone had a lovely break and enjoyed some R & R. Mrs Allen and I look forward to hearing about, and sharing with the children, all the holiday adventures.
This term we begin our new topic "What did the Greeks do for me?". An interesting question to ask. It is a history based topic and we will be learning about the impact ancient Greece has had on modern Britain including the notion of democracy, we will investigate how knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources as we describe the ideas, beliefs and attitudes of all groups of people in ancient Greece and how artefacts and ruins tell us about their culture, military and religious beliefs. I'm looking forward to our launch activity on Monday 2nd March.
Our class reader is "Who Let The Gods Out?" by Maz Evans. This book will give us opportunities to also study Greek myths and legends and we will be writing some of our own, as well as creating a non-chronological report on a mythical creature.
For LGBTQ month, we shall read the book "Worm Loves Worm" by J.J. Austrian. This will give us a lovely opportunity to discuss stereotypes and build on our school value of acceptance.
In R.E. we will be digging deeper into connections between biblical texts and what Christians believe about Salvation as we approach Easter as well as how Christians put their belief into practice.
P.E. will be on Monday and Thursday. However, please ensure P.E. kit is always in school as we never know when another opportunity will arise or a date will change.
Homework will be given on a Friday and should be completed and returned by the following Wednesday. Please don't struggle, or let the children struggle, with homework. Mrs Allen and I are here to help. Homework is a way of us checking that knowledge is embedded, so if it's not quite there we need to know so we can help further.
Our weekly Aspire club to help us in preparation for our SATS will begin on Tuesday 25th February 3.30 - 4.30 and will continue each Tuesday.
I'm looking forward to our new half term, should you have any questions or queries please do contact me. Feel free to look around our classroom and enjoy the celebratory displays of all our hard work.
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