This year we have a selection of brilliant topics, which I hope will continue to inspire and interest your children. Our topics from now until Christmas are as follows:
- The human body – (diet, exercise, nutrition) expect some more gruesome and hands-on scientific experiments
- The history of crime and punishment
- The science of catching criminals – investigating fingerprints/forensics
- WW1 – Special Slimbridge centenary project marking 100 years since the end of WW1.
|PE – Our PE lessons this year will be on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has the appropriate kit at school. If you have any old, spare kit you’d like to donate, this would be helpful for the times when children forget.|
|Homework – I firmly believe that homework is only helpful to children if they are motivated, engaged and proactive about doing it. I also understand that some children love homework and some dread it! Therefore, I’ll include a few non-negotiable tasks as well as some element of choice with homework this year:
Spellings are essential – your child will be given spellings to learn – usually on a Tuesday and there will be a spelling test each Monday. The words will be a mixture of those set out by the national curriculum, words specifically chosen to widen vocabulary and words relating to our topics. Spellings will be chosen to match your child’s confidence levels.
Creative tasks – I’ll send home some more creative homework tasks which will probably relate in some way to our topics. Most of these will be optional.
SATs practice – Children are well prepared for SATs tests at school but they may be given homework tasks relating to any element of the SATs.
Parental support with homework is not always a necessity and I know that it is not always possible to support your children all the time. Just remember that any help you can offer is always going to be a bonus. We can also help at school if needed.
|French – Mrs Wood will be taking over the teaching of French this year. She is super excited to be teaching our older children.|