Dear parent/carer, Wow… this year is flying by. I’ve never had as much fun; I hope your children are saying the same thing to you. There has been a lot going on in the Spring, but I don’t intend to let up as we head into the summer term. The topic this term is Greece and will involve a study of both modern day and the ancient civilization. I am intending to do a lot of this in the form of a ‘project,’ which will give your child chance to work independently and as part of a group. We will do a full day drama workshop to compliment this, on our trip to the Lowry in Manchester on the 18th of June. In literacy we will be investigating the ‘London Eye Mystery,’ writing diary accounts and continuing to use drama as a way to engage with the story. We will then be looking at ancient Greek myths and legends and creating our own characters and biographies. The new spelling scheme will continue on a two weekly basis and, as always, children are encouraged to read to parents/carers each evening and indeed, vice versa. In maths, Mr Hirst set the barrier high with his time of 2.19 in ‘speed tables.’ We have heard rumours that other parents will come in and I would like to repeat my invitation to you all to join us on a Wednesday at 11:15am. Thank you for your continued support with Maths homework as we have had a high percentage of completed homework. Please encourage your child to do as much as they can independently. Science continues to be practical wherever possible and the children are building up key scientific facts. This term we are covering ‘Humans’ and ‘Properties and Changes of Materials.’ PE will be on Wednesday and Friday. Please note: children will need a fully labelled PE kit in school for these days in order to participate. As per the school policy, long hair must be tied up and ear-rings removed or taped up during PE. D&T: This term we will be working on Shelters, before we move onto Henry Moore abstract sculptures, using modrock. We may need old shirts/tshirts for this activity, in case you are about to throw any out. Below you will see a complete table of the plan for the Summer term. Do not hesitate to get in contact with us with any questions or concerns. Please be aware that you must make an appointment to see teaching staff, ideally through the office. Mornings and after school are busy times for preparing the day’s activities and marking/assessment so a mutually agreed time must be arranged. Subject Topic Literacy Maths Science Geography/History Art/D&T Languages ICT R.E. Music PSHCE PE Summer 1 Greece We are investigating the ‘London Eye Project’ working with drama and writing diary accounts. Summer 2 Ancient Greece Studying Greek myths and legends. Creating our own myths and writing biographies of our characters. Using estimation. Proportion and Ratio. Fractions/Decimals and Percentages. Conversion between the three and use in word problems. Properties and Changes Humans of Materials Greece Study Greece Study Shelters Modrock sculptures French and Italian French and Latin We are bloggers We are architects What matters to most Buddhism believers? Journey into Space Songwriter. Bravery Drugs/Sex Ed Cricket/Rounders Athletics/Orienteering We are having a fantastic year and thank you for your continuing support. Mr Clayton, Ms Cobb and Mrs Greenwell.