Miss A. Pickett and Mr S. Harris
Welcome to Merlins Class
Our Topic for the Autumn Term is ‘Blast From The Past’ and throughout this term we will focus on developing our historical knowledge and understanding of the Victorian era. We will begin the topic by travelling back in time and experiencing a Victorian School day! We will also be going on an exciting trip to the Dean Heritage Museum.
In English, we will be using the book and film ‘Oliver Twist’ to develop our descriptive writing skills, we will also be writing our own exciting time-slip stories. We will apply our knowledge of the Victorians by writing a factual non- chronological report.
We will develop our creative skills in Art and Music by learning about great artists, architects, designers, composers and musicians, such as William Morris.
In Maths, we will focus on building and strengthening our knowledge of number. We will learn about: place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions and algebra. We will also be covering angles and coordinates.
In Science, we will learn about Properties and Changes in Materials, including how we could help the Victorians turn their sewage water into clean water.
You will not need to bring your PE kits to school but you can wear your PE kits on 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 on Seesaw. Children can upload their work to Seesaw at the end of the term or as they finish each task. If you would prefer a paper copy of the homework please contact the school to arrange this. Children will received rewards for completed homework tasks.
You can support us by listening to your child read regularly, helping them learn their times tables and practice their spelling. Children will receive a reward and raffle ticket each time they read at home (you can sign their link book or they could upload a photo/video to Seesaw). 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. Children will also receive rewards for doing well in their spellings.
We look forward to learning lots of new and interesting things this term!