Our Spring term topic is World War 1!
Because we have studied the periods of history either side of the Great War, children will be able to develop a strong chronology of this time period and deepen their understanding of just how radically war acted as a catalyst for change in almost all aspects of life. Part of our learning will explore how lives for many women dramatically changed over this time period. As well as numerous non-fiction books, we will use Charlie's War Vol1 by Pat Mills to explore our topic.
Our Class Text
Our shared class text will be Skellig by David Almond - a modern classic about a boy who discovers a secret hidden in the garage of his new home!
Although we have some spare copies in school, children are welcome to have their own copies to help with homework and in-class learning so they can have a copy each.
P.E. sessions take place on Wednesday afternoons and will be led by Mr McDonnell. Can we remind all children that they need to have full and correct kit in school for these sessions as the weather often forces us to change our plans.
Maths and English homework will be issued on Thursdays. This will leave Friday for children to check any problems or difficulties in school before handing homework in the following Monday. If children are really struggling or there are exceptional circumstances, please write a note in the children’s books so that we can help them to complete their studies or offer an extension.
Alongside the regular maths and English homework, children will frequently be issued topic-based projects to complete (on average once every half term). These projects are always shared on the class page on the school’s website and normally include an optional extra activity for those seeking additional challenge.
Daily 5 in Owls
Please encourage your child to spend time each day (5 minutes on each) on: