Dear Year 4/5 parents and carers
The spring term was very busy. The children learned so much and made excellent progress. They enjoyed a variety of WOW days too.
In the spring term we learned about the Mayans and began the topic by making this model of the Yucutan peninsula complete with houses, trees and animals.
At the end of the term we made some traditional Mayan food – tortillas. We prepared and cooked them. Then we tasted them – delicious!
Science was also an exciting subject this term! We used a gas producing reaction to inflate a balloon as shown in our pictures here.
We also had a visit from an animal expert and enjoyed looking at, touching and holding some unusual animals. Some of us were brave enough to hold a tarantula!
We have lots to look forward to and learn in the Summer term too, including athletics, sports day and the summer concert.
Our new topic will be about canals, in which we will have a go at designing and making a bridge.
Our class booklet shows the other subjects and topics we will be covering in Summer term. The children will continue to work hard to progress even further. I look forward to updating you again next time.
Thank you for reading.
Our Class Information Book for Parents/Carers
Staff: Miss Morris and Miss Cruxton
Summer Term 2017
|Subject||Topic||Key Words||Home Activities|
|English||Biographies and autobiographies
|Read the text types and talk about features
Write a poem
Numerator, denominator, equivalent
|Helping with money calculations
Identifying fractions in everyday situations
|Science||States of matter
|condensation, degrees Celsius (°C), energy transfer, solid, evaporation,||Look at changes of state in the kitchen – cooking, boiling water, etc.|
|RE||What can we learn from religions about right and wrong?||Temptation, inspiration||Discussion and stories|
|Learning Challenge Curriculum||Why is the Trent and Mersey canal important to Stoke?||Lock, waterways,
|Visit a canal and see a lock in action
|Computing||We are co-authors
We are meteorologists
|Add to the class wiki from home
Watch weather reports
Spelling – Monday to be back on Friday
Maths and English – Wednesday to be back on Friday
Special things to remember
PE is on Friday
Swimming is on Wednesday
Our class rules
- Be kind and respect everyone
- Put your hand up when you want to say something
- Listen when someone is talking
- Keep your hands and feet to yourself
- Sit on your chair properly and move around the classroom safely
- Always try your best