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Spring Term 2021
Welcome to Kingfisher Class. Our class teachers are Mrs Dillimore and Mrs Wiseman
Happy New Year! Despite our Covid 19 concerns we are still excited about the new term and we have lined up lots of new exciting learning experiences for the children. This term, our new topic is ‘Who were the Romans and how did they change Britain? Our learning journey will include answering a variety of questions including: ‘When was the Roman period?’; ‘What were their everyday lives and their homes like?’; ‘What was the Roman Empire and how did it change?’ and ‘Why and how did the Romans invade Britain?’ More details about the questions we will be attempting to answer through our learning and the specific subject related vocabulary we will be encountering can be found in the topic knowledge organisers on the website and attached to this letter. We have a school trip to Colchester castle on 2nd of March (fingers crossed!) to help bring our learning to life.
In RE we are learning about Christianity-about the Eucharist-what this is and what it means to Christians. In Science Mr Haynes will be teaching the children all about rocks and minerals and the amazing properties of magnets. ICT and Music lessons will also be taught by Mr Haynes on Mondays. French on Monday afternoons will continue to be replaced by a core skills period.
In PSHE this term we will be learning more about Growth mindset and the importance of making mistakes followed by a unit on Mental Health and emotional wellbeing-‘What keeps me healthy?’
In Literacy we will begin by completing the work we started on The Canal Story, followed by some focussed lessons on developing core grammar skills. These lessons will be based upon both images and video clips to really engage the children in writing. Our next major block of writing after this will focus on use of dialogue.
In maths we will begin by looking at multiplication, division, shape and collecting and recording data. We will offer children a range of learning approaches including practical resources and group work to deeply embed and cement skills. The small steps we use in learning are designed to enhance pupils’ fluency, reasoning and mathematical problem solving skills.
In Art/ DT this term we will begin with developing painting skills before going on to apply them to painting/creating Roman mosaics, patterns and frescoes.
On Mondays spellings and sentence homework will be set. This must be completed every week and handed in on the following Monday. Sentence homework must be completed in pencil or using school handwriting pen. Spellings will be tested on Mondays. Times-tables facts will also be tested on Mondays and based on this pupils will be told which tables to learn for the following week.
Maths homework tasks will be set on Thursdays in addition to times tables homework tasks and the children will be tested on these on the following Thursday.
Please ensure PE kits are in school on Friday mornings. We know that the children will have a few changes to adjust to at the start of term please don’t hesitate to contact us. If you have any concerns about their well-being, their educational needs or the new structure of the school day. Please continue to use the class message books (available in the school Reception area) or phone to make an appointment if you would prefer an opportunity to discuss matters further.
What on earth has been going on in Kingfisher Class? The children were very intrigued by the strange items they found around school designed to 'hook' them into their next piece of writing.....
Class Information - things to remember
- Monday - Spellings and times tables will be tested-hand in sentence level homework
- Friday- PE kits required