I hope everybody had a relaxing Easter break and the children are ready to start another fantastic topic.
This half term our topic is Roadtrip USA! As the title suggests, the children will put their seatbelts on and go on a journey through the 50 states of North America! They will begin their journey looking specifically at the Native American Iroquois tribe, learning about where they originated from, how they lived, the music that they listened to and they will even create their own totem pole! In the second half of the unit, the students will continue their journey looking at modern North America, including looking at some of its most famous landmarks and amazing physical geography. As some of our unit will focus on the sights and sound of New York, we will be linking some of this knowledge to electricity and how to create simple electrical circuits in science too, considering how circuits are used to light up Times Square. Our writing and reading will be linked around the topic too; we will create a diary entry and myth based around the story Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The lightning thief. In maths, we will be continuing with fractions and decimals before moving onto solving measurement problems. We will also be practising our times tables daily; I have sent these home for the children to work on at home too. Please encourage your children to log onto TT rockstars at home for further practise.
Egypt class will have PE on a Monday and a Friday. Please make sure that your child has their full PE kit in school on all days of the week. Swimming has now finished for the year.
If you have any questions about your child’s class, routines, or learning I am pleased to talk to you at the classroom door either at the start of the day or the end of the day :)
Monday 22nd April - Easter Bank Holiday
Monday 6th May - Early May Bank Holiday
Friday 10th May - Shadow puppetry performance for the children to watch in school
W/b: Monday 13th May - SATS week for Year 6 only
Wednesday 22nd May - Parents invited into school for the Year 4 celebration of learning event (8.45am- 9.30am)