Miss Fowler’s Class Newsletter Summer Term 1 2017-2018
Welcome back! I hope that you all had a lovely Easter holiday. Our theme for this term is Earth and Space.
In history we will be learning about our journey into space. As part of this the children will be learning about key events in the history of space travel and deciding which ones were the most significant milestones. They will also investigate and write a newspaper report on the moon landing, as well as create a fact file about their favourite astronaut.
In science we will be learning about earth and space. We will find out about the different planets in our solar system, understand why day and night occur and investigate the movement of the moon. We will also be visiting the National Space Centre to find out even more about space and the solar system.
In RE we will be learning about pilgrimages. We will find out pilgrimages mean to different faiths and think about special journeys of our own.
We will cover a range of different topics in PSHE. These include freedom of expression, the role of privacy, democracy and dictatorships, animal rights, sex and relationships and e-safety.
In music we will be singing some songs about space, finding out about the timbre of different instruments, analysing a piece of music and working in groups to compose a space themed piece of music that will be performed to the class.
In art/D.T. we are going to be focussing on two very different artists – Vincent van Gogh and Peter Thorpe – both of whom have created artwork based on the sky and space. We will look at the techniques that they have used and use their work as inspiration for our own space themed pieces of art.
In English we will be using the John Lewis Christmas advert (2015) Man on the Moon as inspiration for a piece of writing We will also be writing some non-fiction texts linked to science and theme . In maths we will be focusing on statistics as well as addition/subtraction/multiplication/division calculations.
PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday 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 Friday to learn for a test on the following Friday. 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:
7th May – May Day (school closed)
17th May – Census Day
18th May – HAT Disco
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