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Welcome to Pine Tree Class - Miss Heywood and Mrs Rowlands

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Happy New Year to you all!

Many thanks for the lovely presents and cards you gave us for Christmas, your generosity is very much appreciated.  We hope you all had a restful Christmas and managed to spend some time with family and loved ones.  We hope you are ready for a busy Spring term!

Have a read through our welcome letter and curriculum overview to see all the exciting things we have planned for the spring term.

On this page, you will find some useful information about the term ahead and any key messages that you need to be aware of.  If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you will see our class Twitter feed and link to Google Classroom. We love to use Twitter to share some of the excellent things going on in class and will use Google Classroom to support learning at home - spellings, homework and useful documents will be uploaded and made available on there.  If you are on Twitter, please follow @pinetreeclass to see regular updates.

If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch, either by popping in or telephoning.  The support you give is essential for your child's progress and the closer we can work together the better it will be for them.

Kind regards

Mrs Rowlands and Miss Heywood

English:

This term, the children will use a variety of different stimulus throughout the term to engage and inspire the children’s writing.  Children will begin by looking at Shackleton's Journey and The Great Kapok Tree.

Click on the images to listen to the stories.  

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Maths:

The children will develop their maths skills following the White Rose Maths. They will improve their understanding of the written multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages alongside consolidating their understanding of arithmetic and times tables.

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Useful Information:

Curriculum:

Science:

Children will explore the structure of the heart and lungs; looking at the double circulation system and all about blood! They will then investigate why exercise is good for us and what can harm the heart and lungs. 

Children will then learn about light, how we see, shadows, reflection and refraction. The children will explore how light travels and how this enables us to see objects.  They will then carry out some fascinating experiments testing reflection and refraction.  

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Geography:

Why Is The Amazon So Important? 

Children will explore the geography of the rainforests. They will explore where the Amazon Rainforests is located in the world, what the different layers of the rainforest are like and who lives in rainforests.  They will also look at the direct impact the Amazon has as well as the wider effects in the world.  

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History:

What Was Life Like in Ancient Egypt?

Children will learn in depth about the achievements of this ancient civilisation. They will learn about how and where the ancient Egyptians lived, what was important to the daily lives of ancient Egyptians. The children will also learn about how Egyptian people used hieroglyphs to communicate and compare the powers of different gods.

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Curriculum Knowledge Organisers:

Key Messages:

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To further help with their transition into Year 5, below is some information about our weekly routines. 

 

Reading:

Please make sure that you read for at least 10 minutes everyday.  This can be your school book, own book, newspapers, comics, shopping list etc and record in your planner.

 

Spellings:

Spellings will be added to Google Classroom on a Friday afternoon and the children will be tested the following Friday.  Spellings will focus on particular spelling rule/pattern each week and we will also be looking at words taken from the statutory word list.  These will be taught and practised throughout the week. 

 

PE:

The children will have Outdoor PE on a Monday and Indoor PE on a Thursday.  The children should come to school wearing their PE kits.  PE kits should be house colour t-shirt, plain black shorts/ joggers/leggings and a plain black jacket/jumper.  Please remember to tie long hair up and make sure no jewellery is worn.

 

Homework:

Homework will be set on a Friday and this should be returned by the following Wednesday.  Homework will consist of a Maths activity and an English activity linked to the unit of work they are covering in class, so they should be able to complete the activity independently. 

 

 

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Click on the image to take you to Pine Tree Class Google Classroom.  Key information, including homework, will be shared on Google Classroom throughout the week.

Useful homework links:

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