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TERM 5

It is so lovely to all be back together again and we have a super busy term ahead!

In Sea Turtle Class, we will be continuing our learning ‘Roaming in the Rainforest’ which will give us some extra time on this exciting topic.  We will also revisit our text, ‘The Great Kapok Tree’. Through this book, the children will learn what deforestation is and the impact it is having on animals and the wider world. We will then become one of the animals ourselves and write a persuasive letter to the loggers to try to stop them in their tracks!  Using the skills they have learnt, the children will then try to persuade Miss Cordingley to allow us to raise funds to adopt an animal! I think I foresee a lot of flattery coming her way!

In Maths this term, we will finish our unit on decimals before moving onto both money and time. This is a great opportunity to do some role-play at home using loose change and checking their knowledge of telling the time. We will also be revisiting what we learned earlier in the year as part of our fluency to pick up our speed of recall. The children are ready for the challenge, which is fabulous.  We would love to see the children using ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ at home to support them with their continued confidence with times table recall and some battles will be occurring within the class so watch this space!

For our RE topic this term, we will be learning about Hinduism which is a very interesting religion and comparing it to how we worship as Christians.

In Art, we will be using Tim Jeffs as our inspiration to create pictures of Jaguars. We will be learning different drawing techniques as well as methods of applying colour, both realistic and abstract.  For PE on a Thursday we will be focussing on athletics.

Our focus in Science this term is animals, including humans - we are sure the children will enjoy this!

We will continue to have recorder lessons on a Thursday, which the children really enjoy, they are already sounding great.  We will also be doing some body percussion, which Miss Fishlock finds harder than the children!

We are excited for a busy but fun term and look forward to sharing our outcomes with you.

 

 

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