Miss Fowler’s Class Newsletter Summer Term 2 2017-2018
Welcome back! I hope that you all had a lovely half term break. Our theme for this term is Children in World War Two.
In history we will be learning about the outbreak of war and the Blitz. We will then focus on life as an evacuee. We will find out why evacuation took place, where the children were sent to, how they were kept safe and how they lived. On the first Friday back we will be at Wicksteed Park for the Wicksteed at War day which will be an exciting start to our topic.
In science we will be re-visiting materials in the form of a music festival investigation. The children will carry out investigations to decide which materials are best suited for different aspects of a festival such as food preparation, noise control and cleaning.
As a contrast to our study of World War Two, we will be learning about peace in RE. This will involve thinking about what peace means to us, creating peace gardens and looking at the lives of individuals who have worked to make peace.
We will cover a range of different topics in PSHE. These include water, disability awareness, SRE and e-safety.
In music we will be learning how to read and write using stave notation. This will combine music theory and performance. The children will gain an understanding of why stave notation is used, learn the names of the musical notes and their positions on the stave and practise writing them out in our new manuscript exercise books.
In art/DT we will be creating art based on the Blitz, designing gas mask boxes and using recipes to cook meals based on World War Two rations.
In English we will link with our theme by writing diaries from the point of view of a World War Two evacuee. In maths we will be revisiting various different areas of the curriculum to consolidate and further the knowledge and skills that the children have developed this year.
Our times for PE have changed this term to Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has the appropriate PE kit in school on these days so that they are able to participate. Earrings must be removed for PE, if your child is unable to remove their earrings on their own please make sure that they have been removed before school.
Homework will continue to be set on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Please continue to read and practise times tables with your children. It is the expectation that by the end of Year Four they should know all times tables up to 12x12. Your child will also be given spellings on a Monday to learn for a test on the following Monday. These will be key words that children are expected to spell correctly in Years 4 and 5, so please help them to learn these. As always, please come and see me if you are concerned about any aspect of your child’s life at school. I am looking forward to continue to help your children progress on their learning journey this term.
Miss. C. Fowler
Dates for your diary:
Thursday 14th June & Friday 15th June – Fathers’ Day Stall
Friday 13th July – Open Afternoon 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Tuesday 17th July – Parent drop in session regarding reports 3:30pm
Thursday 19th July – EYFS, KS1 and KS2 Awards Assembly
Friday 20th July – End of Term
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