Ding Dong

Miss R Griffiths

Class Teacher

Mrs M Wilkinson

1:1 SEN TA

Welcome to Ding Dong class - spring is finally here! 
 
 Spring topic -
Our new spring topic question is 'The Romans - what did they do for us?'.
 
We will be investigating the lasting impact that the Roman invasions have had on Britain and will be seeing how much our lives have been influenced by the incredible technology created during the Roman Empire. 
Please find the topic overview in the links below for more information.
 
This topic will be leading up to our year 5 residential, in which the children will be visiting the original Romans Baths and taking in many of the amazing sights and experiences of Bath and Bristol.
 PE -
Mr Kay will be continuing our PE sessions on a Monday morning - football will be our focus this half term.
We are also very fortunate to have Mr Jones (St Ives School PE teacher) giving us extra gymnastics sessions every other Thursday. 
 
PE sessions are subject to change - we would therefore appreciate it if your child's full PE kit (white t-shirt, navy shorts, trainers/plimsolls) is in all week. 

Building Learning Power

Our new learning power for this half term is 'Collaboration' and we will be looking to teach all of our children about the importance of team-work, empathy and peer support.

Homework - 
 At St Uny Church of England Academy, we believe homework is anything children do outside of the normal school day that contributes to their learning, in response to guidance from the school. Homework encompasses a whole variety of activities instigated by teachers and parents/carers to support the children's learning.
 
Reading: It is fundamental that children read at home to an adult every evening. Reading develops language skills, exercises the brain, enhances concentration, inspires imagination and encourages a thirst for knowledge.
 
Maths: St Uny Church of England Academy has invested in ‘Timestables Rockstars’, an online resource for learners to practise their multiplication skills. This will enable children to become more fluent in their multiplication tables. Upper KS2 children should be completing 2 x 20min sessions per week.
 
Topic: The topic overview will be sent home at the start of each half term. This will include challenges from across the curriculum (as well as English tasks).

Important Dates:

KS2 disco - 28th February

World Book Day - 7th March

Book fair - 13th March

Minack Shakespeare Festival (adults welcome) - 27th March

Y5 residential - 24th - 26th April