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Summer term in Class 1

Electricity

Our latest science topic.

We've been experimenting with circuits. We even created a circuit using lemons as our power source.

So many different ways of learning how to code.


Computer coding                     

first construction technology               

then coding for our robots 

Maths learning in progress. Visualising cubed numbers in maths.

We have also written stories that were inspired by 'The tear thief' story.

Our Year 6 are loving their hoodies!

What's happening this term!

April 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

We hope you all had a lovely Easter break and enjoyed time with your families.

Miss Archer will teach the class every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and will also teach Year 6 maths on a Thursday morning. Mrs Zoeftig will teach the class every Thursday and Friday and Rosie and Jane are the class Teaching Assistants during the week.

Literacy; we will be focusing on lots of cross curricular writing this term. Our Topic is World War 2, an exciting and important aspect of history to learn about. Genres will include: biographies, recounts, diaries, letters, newspaper reports and descriptive writing. During the second half term, we will have more of a geography focus.

Maths; we will continue to develop our number and calculation skills and also shape, space and measure skills through a wide variety of different investigations, discussion, challenges and use of ICT.  As the weather improves, we hope to do some of our maths learning outside!

Science; our topic this half term is Electricity with lots of interesting investigations to carry out.  We will then be learning about relationships, sex and health education in the second half of the term, which will be relevant to each year group. More information to follow.

PE; the PE coaches will be teaching the children a range of skills, including dance, athletics in the first half term and cricket and rounders in the second half term.

Art/DT; our focus will be painting, looking at other artists for inspiration, sculpture/masks and collage. We will be participating in a mixed arts and music project with Cornwall Music with a focus of responding to music through art.

PSHE/Philosophy; our focus is emotions, getting along, coping with changes and relationships, sex and health education.  We will be working on team building skills in forest school too.

Music; we will be learning World War II songs and focusing on ukeleles.

French; we will be learning to describe the weather, food and family.

ICT; this term we will be focusing on e safety, image manipulation, and presentation.

Homework:

Reading – we have noticed more children are reading more often with an adult, which is great! Well done to those children who have read regularly and have had their homework diaries signed at least three times each week by an adult.  We will continue with our team point rewards and half termly certificates.  This extra reading really benefits your child and helps them with their writing and comprehension skills – please keep it up!

Inspirational Journals should be brought into school on the last Friday of each half term and will be shared with the class.  We really enjoy seeing the range and variety of inspiring work the children have produced!

Spellings will be given on a Tuesday and tested the following Tuesday. We ask that the children learn the spellings and also write an interesting/descriptive, correctly punctuated sentence for each of their words.  

Folens Maths should be completed at home, one test per week, and will be marked in class on Thursdays. It is very important that the children remember to bring their books in to be marked every week.

Please also practise times tables at home as these are essential for helping your child to be more confident at maths. There are many good online resources to help, such as Table Mountain and Topmarks has some great games.  In the summer term there will be a statutory times tables test for the Year 4 children. We will continue with our weekly times tables tests in class, but any extra practise at home will be hugely beneficial in helping your child to become a competent mathematician.

We thank you for your continued support in helping to make your child’s learning as positive and rewarding as possible. Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Archer or Mrs Zoeftig if you have anything you wish to discuss.

Thank you and best wishes from

Miss Archer, Mrs Zoeftig, Jane and Rosie

 

 

It has been Class 1's turn to create a display in the work area. We decided to focus on 'Hope'.

Helping in the Community

We will be continuing to take it in turns to help at the local Methodist Chapel's regular monthly hot lunches. We help to serve the meals and with the washing up. We look forward to helping and like feeling we are being useful in our community. We go three of us each month with Rosie so we will all get a chance to go throughout the year.

If you would like an enjoyable lunch please come along on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. The meals are 2 courses and a tea or coffee. The price is very reasonable at present they are £5.50 per meal. If you are interested please contact Mrs Val Tape 01288331263 to book your place.