Mrs Scott, Miss Berry and Mrs Pachecho
Welcome to the exceptional Eagles class with Mrs Scott, Miss Berry and Mrs Pacheco. We are so excited to welcome you all back to school and cannot wait to begin our learning journey with you! As always, our expectations of you are very high and we believe that each and every one of you will achieve your very best; we cannot wait to watch our Eagles soar!
This term, we will be looking at a Geography based enquiry question, ‘How does Chard carnival bring people together?’ This will involve us making key comparisons between the UK and Brazil and looking at the history of carnivals. We are delighted to say that there will be a carnival taking place in Chard again this autumn, so once again we will be able to take part in the Carnival as we have done in previous years.
In Science, we will be exploring electricity and sound, looking at how electricity is made, making and testing circuits and designing our own alarms.
In English, we will focus on a range of genres and texts, allowing the children to extend their ability in writing. Some of these will incorporate key themes from this term’s topic around deforestation and extinction. Our first text of the Autumn term will be, ‘I’ll Take You to Mrs Coles’; a text about a young boy who is threatened by his mother to be taken to the notorious character, Mrs Coles, who lives nearby and seemingly in total chaos, whenever he is naughty. The children will thoroughly enjoy finding out about the real identity of this infamous character.
In Maths, we will be focusing on place value followed by addition and subtraction. As well as this, we will focus on the children’s speed and ability to recall their times tables, in preparation for the end of year four statutory times tables test. Furthermore, we will revisit key arithmetic skills on a daily basis to ensure that we continue to develop these.
In Religious Education, we will be learning about Hinduism and explore the enquiry question: ‘What do Hindu people believe about Dharma, Deity and Atman?’ In addition, we will use some well-known Hindu stories in our English work too.
We will have PE twice weekly; please ensure your child has suitable clothing for either indoor or outdoor activities on these days.
Homework and spellings will be weekly; they will be set on a Friday and collected the following Thursday. In addition to this, it is expected that over the course of a week, children will have read five times at home and have their reading record signed by a parent/carer to prove that their child has read.