Mr. Middleton’s Class Newsletter Term 5
We would like to welcome you back after what I hope was a relaxing and refreshing Easter break. I trust you had a lovely, calm and restful break and that your child is ready to continue to learn!
Easter is the most important, and challenging, festival of the Christian calendar. The eggs and bunnies can often distract from the real reason of the celebration. As a Christian, I believe in Jesus dying on the cross as an atonement for my sins. This is hard to fathom for many people, but what is obvious to all, is the fact that a man was willing to die so that others could be saved. John 15 v13 says: Greater love hath no man than this, that he should lay his life down for his friends. In all our time as a class, in lessons and in play and particularly in our PSHE, we will be discovering what it means to be selfless, humble and caring, putting others first and showing kindness and love. These are Christ-like virtues that improve the world for all.
In RE we will be looking at Hinduism, using the knowledge we have about different faiths to compare and contrast. In ICT we'll look at a range of topics including programming, information gathering and internet safety. Our theme for the term is Our Amazing World, where we'll look at biomes and all that happens within. In science we're hoping for good weather as we're studying light.
In theme, we will look at the different Biomes that make up the world, looking at the flora and fauna that live there, and comparing and contrasting different biomes.
In science, we will look at Plants, we'll be linking some of this to our work on biomes and will see how plants and their needs differ.
In PE we'll look at a range of different athletics activities, so I hope you've been inspired by the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games!
In art, linked again to our Biomes, we're looking at the art of Winslow Homer, the American illustrator and painter. We'll be looking at watercolour.
PE will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Please make sure your child has the appropriate PE kit. Please note that no earrings can be worn during PE lessons.
The rest of this news letter tells you important dates that you will want to know!
As I always mention, please don't be a stranger! I love to talk to parents and as a dad myself, I know how reassuring it is to know that I can speak to my child's teacher if I need to. Please just find me after school or contact the office.
Mr. S. Middleton
Trip to Sealife Centre, Birmingham Wednesday 25th April
Bank Holiday Monday 7th May
Break up: Friday 25th May
Term 6 starts: Monday 4th June.
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