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Herons class

Miss Thompson and Mrs Stoker

Welcome to Herons with Miss Thompson and Mrs Stoker. We are delighted to be back after a very strange term before Easter. We hope this summer term will be a lovely chance for all the children to spend their final term of primary school with their friends.

Our expectations and standards continue to be high and we know the children will be doing their absolute best to show pride in all their work as well as being kind and responsible members of the school community.

Our enquiry question this term is, ‘How have different species evolved and adapted to their place in the world?’ We’ll learn about ‘living things and their habitats’ and ‘evolution and inheritance’ in science. In geography, we’ll learn about climate zones, vegetation belts, biomes and climate change. Together, these areas of study will form a portfolio of work at the end of the year which the children will be able to show off.

In English, we’ll finish reading Skellig by David Almond, which has led to some amazing suspense writing so far. We’ll then focus on The Explorer by Katherine Rundell, The Garbage King by Elizabeth Laird and some fun persuasive writing based on the ideas of The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt.

In maths, we’ll finish off algebra before we move on to statistics, geometry then finally ratio and proportion. We’ll round off with some recapping of the whole curriculum.

Later in the term, we’ll work on our play (no spoilers yet though!) and we’ll be looking forward to the activity week which includes an art day, a Japanese cooking lesson and a residential with a whole range of activities to have a go at.

It’s going to be a brilliant term!