Welcome to Merlins class, Miss Pickett and Mr Harris are the class teachers. Miss Symonds and Mrs Younger also work in Kites class.
Our topic for the Summer Term is ‘Track to Tokyo’ and throughout the term we will focus on developing our skills, knowledge and understanding in Geography, Science and PE.
We will begin Summer 1 with an exciting workshop which will teach us about the history of the Olympics. In Literacy lessons we will become Olympic sports coaches and write persuasive speeches.
In Geography lessons, we will locate the world’s countries using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries and major cities. We will also listen to their National Anthems in music lessons, play and perform our own anthems and prepare and cook traditional dishes in D and T.
In Science lessons, we will learn about the way the systems in the human body function. We will also learn about the impact of diet, exercise, drugs, and life style on the way the human body functions.
In Art we will study and produce Japanese style art to link to the host county of the Olympics.
During the term our PE lessons will also be based athletics and the events that are in the Olympics.
In Numeracy we will use ICT to produce graphs and charts linked to our performance in PE.
You will not need to bring your PE kits to school but you can wear your PE kits on Monday and Friday as they are our PE days. All PE will be outside so please make sure you’ll be warm enough.
Homework will be set at the start of the term. Children can hand in their completed homework projects at the end of the term or as they finish each task. They can also be completed on Seesaw. You can support us by listening to your child read regularly and helping them learn their times tables. Children will receive rewards for completed homework and if an adult signs their link book to let us know they have read at home. Children can become ‘Maths Champions’ and receive a special pencil when they know all the times tables and division facts up to 12x12 and are able to use them to solve a variety of problems.
We are all looking forward to learning new and interesting things this term.