Welcome to Woodpecker class
It is lovely to have all of the children back in school and learning. I have lots of exciting things planned for the children’s learning this year and am really looking forward to teaching them all.
Homework will go out on a Friday each week and needs to be handed in every Thursday. Children should also read to an adult every day at home. If you have any concerns with the homework or need support then please either write me a message in your child’s home learning book or leave a message at the office and I will get back to you.
Our Science Project
“In Science today we were investigating what makes the human skeleton so successful at protecting our organs. We used paper straws, card, paper and tape to make our own protection for an organ (a chocolate teacake!) We thought about all of the things we have learnt about skeletons to make our protection the best it could be. As a class we found out that lightweight, flexibility and having all round protection were important features of a skeleton.”
Half Term Project
Next half term we will be learning all about the Stone Age in History. Over the half term break please can you ask your children to do some research on the Stone Age period.
They can choose to present this research in any way that they wish to. A few examples for ideas are posters, a model, an information page, a PowerPoint or a piece of artwork. I look forward to seeing all of their wonderful work next half term (also look at the useful links section below).
In Maths this term we will be focussing on place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children will be mastering their fluency skills in all of these areas of maths as well as using their reasoning skills to solve a wide range of number problems.
In English this term we are going to be studying two books. The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and Ug by Raymond Briggs.
These books will be used as a stimulus for writing in a wide range of different genres including letters, newspapers, stories and diaries.
Our aim is to apply all of our learnt English skills across the curriculum.
Our topics in Science this term are Animals including humans and light.
In the first topic the children will be learning the names of the bones in the human body and the function of our muscles as well as how to keep our bodies healthy.
During the light topic the children will be learning all about reflective surfaces and shadows.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd42xyc (Stoneage information)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/story-of-britain-new-stone-age-animation/zjh2t39 (Stoneage animation)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00dtrcn (Stoneage animation)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z82hsbk/articles/zpny34j (Stone age information)
https://youtu.be/jf2BHuSbt_Y (Rolling numbers, a fun way to learn multiplication tables)
At Bacton, we have 6 behaviours we try our hardest to follow and show whilst we are at school, they are:
Be kind, honest and helpful
Always make good choices
Co-operate with others
Try your best
Organise yourself and be ready to learn
Nurture your curiosity