I hope you have all enjoyed the Easter break. The children have been telling us about all sorts of exciting things they have been doing, which is great to hear. We have a very busy term ahead and the children are really looking forward to our residential to Bewerley Park and finding out more about our end of year production. Outlined below is a summary of the areas of learning that Rye Class will be covering this term.
Our topic for this term is ‘Tomorrow’s World’ which has a focus on computing. During this topic the children will be writing emails, blogs and finding about computer viruses and malware. We will also be looking at robotics and programmable technologies - considering why robots are better than humans at performing some tasks. We will learn about the history of computing, which surprisingly goes back 6000 years to the Antikythera mechanism, and find out how optical fibre cables are used. Through further exploration of modern technology, we’ll learn about some of the people responsible for its development.
In Literacy we will be looking at Shakespeare and studying some of his novels as well as writing newspaper reports on a range of topics. There will also be a focus on grammar based activities in class and we will be continuing to send home spelling, reading and homework as normal. In Maths the children will be focusing on position and direction, shape and converting units. If you could please encourage them to use Mathletics at home this should help speed up their progress.
The children are again really looking forward to Science lessons with Mrs Huntriss. They will be looking at the life cycles of mammals, amphibians, insects and birds. They will also look at the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals and classify them into broad groups based on their similarities and differences.
Both Mr Cairns and I will be providing P.E. lessons again this term. We will be helping the children improve their skills in rounders, tennis, cricket and athletics. As well as the P.E. lessons we also have more school competitions this term including the swimming gala and sports day. P.E. will be on Wednesday and Friday afternoons; your child will need suitable clothing and shoes for outdoor activities. P.E. kits can be brought in on a Monday and then taken home on Friday if necessary.
Could I also please ask if we could have any old white or pastel coloured sheets or pillowcases for an art project linked to our end of year production.
I am happy to help at any time so if you do have any questions please let me know.
Mr Dan Walker