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Welcome to Pine Tree Class - Miss Reddaway and Mrs Rowlands

Welcome to Pine Tree Class! 

We hope you have all had a relaxing and enjoyable summer and we are very much looking forward to working closely with yourselves and the children this year.  

It’s definitely been a strange and challenging couple of months, so it’s ok if you and your child feel unsure or worried at the moment.  We’re here for you every step of the way as we figure this all out together.  

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

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.  If you are on Twitter, please follow @pinetreeclass to see regular updates.

 

Kind regards

Mrs Rowlands and Miss Reddaway

English:

This term we will be reading the books Cloud Monkeys by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham and The Princess' Blanket by Carol Ann Duffy.  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 methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division alongside consolidating their understanding of place value during the first term.

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Useful Information:

Curriculum:

Science:

We will start the year with our Forces topic and the children will learn about types of forces such as gravity, friction, water resistance and air resistance. Children will also learn about the use of mechanisms such as levers, gears and pulleys.  We will then move onto our Earth and Space topic and the children will learn about the different planets, the Sun, the Moon and how the rotation of the Earth causes night and day.

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Geography:

Where on Earth does it come from?  In this topic, the children will explore the UK's trade links, finding out about goods imported and exported and the methods of transport used. 

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History:

Why is Warrington's Rugby team nicknamed The Wires? During this topic, the children will focus on the industrial revolution and its impacts on Warrington.

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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 sent out on a Monday and the children will be tested on a Friday.  Spellings will focus on either a particular spelling rule/pattern or will be taken from the statutory word list and will be taught and practised throughout the week. 

PE:

The children will have Indoor PE on a Tuesday and Outdoor PE on a Thursday this term however, children should have a full kit in school throughout the week, as although we do have set days for these sessions, they may occasionally change.

Homework:

For the first half term, 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.  For the second half of the term, the children will be involved in a more detailed, longer project homework that links to our curriculum topic.

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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.

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