Welcome to the Autumn term. We have a very busy and exciting time ahead of us and I am sure that the children will work hard and return to school with an excellent attitude ready to learn.
This term our topic is Burps, Bottoms and Bile. Open wide – let’s take a look inside. We’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body. Do you have a toothy grin or a winning smile? Take dental impressions and test the effects of sugary substances on your pearly whites. Follow a tasty morsel as it makes its way through your digestive system, helped by some mouth-watering saliva. And don’t forget the importance of good hygiene at both ends. And whilst we’re talking business, could you recognise an animal just by its poo? Are you brave enough to take the challenge? Make a working model of the digestive system and use it to persuade others to eat healthily. Learn how to look after this marvellous belching, squelching, mixture making machine we call our body.
Our class text this term is a fantasy novel by Philippa Pearce - Tom’s Midnight Garden.
In December we will have a change in topics and learn about the Frozen Kingdoms. This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of polar regions, including the North and South Poles, and includes a detailed exploration of the environmental factors that shape and influence them.
Homework - Homework will be given weekly.
Children will be asked to complete:
Homework will be given out every Friday and will be expected to be handed in by the following Wednesday at the latest. Organisers must be in school everyday.
PE will be twice a week and it is expected that children have a full change of PE kit - children should bring their PE kit to school on a Monday and take it home to be washed on a Friday. Children need their kit next Tuesday and Friday. The following week the Y4’s will be swimming on Wednesday afternoons (additional letter to follow). The Y5’s will then have their second PE session on a Wednesday afternoon with Mr Wheeler. Our whole class PE session will remain on Fridays. Please ensure earrings are not worn on these days.
If you have any questions or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.