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Avocets - Mr Danes

 

Welcome to our Avocets Class!

Dear Parents/Carers of Avocet class,

 

The pupils have been fantastic since they have been back and are already showing a brilliant attitude to their learning.

This term our overall theme is ‘Time Travel’. Within this theme we are reading ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ by Madeleine L’Engle as our class story, with its fantastic plot and strong time travel theme throughout. Please feel free to let the children bring in a copy of the book as it allows them to experience the reading first hand and the interest they have shown so far is great. Also if they do any writing at home please encourage them to bring it in to share as it is a lovely opportunity for everyone to hear the various stories and help the imagination grow.

In maths we have been looking at fractions and will explore proportion in further detail before moving on to shape. Of course any further opportunities to explore previous learning, such as addition and subtraction will be taken in the various areas of the curriculum. We start off our maths lessons with a Times Table Rockstars challenge and pupils have been making fabulous progress with their Times Table Rockstars results. The app and website is available with pupil’s logins to help them practice at home and keep up the great work they have been doing in class. If you don’t have a log in then please let myself or the office know and we can find the log in details. Additionally, websites such as ‘maths is fun’ also have lots of great activities and information the children can practice to secure their knowledge further.

We will also be exploring what the landscape and life for the people in the Stone Age through to the Iron Age was like. We will be exploring settlements, diet, jobs and much more as we begin to extend our understanding of how Britain has become what it is today. Moreover, local sites such as Seahenge offer pupils the chance to explore the local area and its history in this period of time.

In Science we will be studying sources of light, shadows and reflections. With all our learning we try to make sure that we use a cross-curricular approach and avoid separating the subjects, giving pupils further insight into how to use the various skills in different ways.

Gymnastics are the focus in PE as pupils will learn how to use the various equipment, also furthering their balance and co-ordination skills. As usual PE will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday so please make sure PE kits are labelled along with shoes. We seem to lose a lot of things in Avocet class! If you ever have anything you would like to ask or discuss please contact the school office to make an appointment to see us.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr Danes, Miss Bearton and Miss Parker