Poldark

Miss S Wetherelt

Class Teacher

Mr M Townsend

Teaching Assistant

Miss H Cooke

SEN teaching asssistant

Miss Jade Dale

SEN Teaching Assisstant

Hello to all  from the wonderful to Poldark Class!

SPRING is in the air everyone! The children are all making excellent progress as we head towards Easter. They are working hard in Read Write Inc. sessions and are also enjoying the daily mile. It has be great to see so many children taking part in Times Table Rock stars and collecting their coins. Keep up the fantastic effort everyone!  We have been celebrating the learning power of 'Perseverance' and it has been brilliant to hear and see lots of children demonstrating these skills in their learning this term.  This half term,our new Learning power is 'Collaboration' and we aim to create numerous opportunities for children to enhance and build on  their team work skills and communication skills. 

Our theme this half term is 'Cornwall' and we will be basing lots of our new learning on one of my favourite Cornish tales the Mousehole Cat. Please open our topic medium term plan below in the link section to find out more.  We will be thinking about Living things and their habitats  in Science with a focus on the food chain and exploring the different places where animals live. 

In English, we will be using our creative writing skills to write our own Cornish story based the Mousehole cat, writing poetry about the sea, understanding conversational grammar through speech, describing how storms and weather make us feel, writing recipes and non chronological reports based on fishing and fish. 

In R.E we will be focusing on why is Cornwall special to us and Cornwall as a place of spiritual inquiry. The children will be making Celtic crosses using clay and investigating the life of Saint Piran. This will link to our history where we will be celebrating St Pirans day on Tuesday 5th of March with a Cream Tea. The children will also be researching the life and importance of  Richard Trevithick.  The children will be making pasties in D.T and recreating the amazing art of the Mousehole Cat by Nicola Bayley using chalk and pastels.  

P.E.

This term the children will be focusing on Dance.

We have P.E on a Wednesday mornings but please be aware that P.E slots may be subject to change. We would appreciate it if P.E kits are kept in school all week. 

Library

Our library slot is on a Friday afternoon. The children are really enjoying choosing  a new book each week to take home. This books is for you to share with your child as a supplement to their Read Write Inc book.  Please remember to return library books every Friday to enable us to provide your child with a new book.

Homework 

The new homework menu will be sent home with your child during the first week back.  Throughout the half term, the aim is collect 10 points by completing a range of exciting challenge. 

The children will have an opportunity to share their wonderful work with their peers in school time and during our shine assembly. As well as this, there will be a homework display board to celebrate their efforts.  Thanks you for all of your ongoing support with their homework and we are delighted with all of the work brought in already. 

Coats and Jumpers,  water bottles and fruit

Please ensure that your child is supplied with a labelled coat and jumper.  A water bottle with your child's name can be kept in the classroom so the children can keep hydrated all day.  Fruit is available free of charge at break time but please feel free to provide your child with their own fruit/vegetable snack if your prefer.  Tuck is also available to the children before playtime- please could money for this be provided in a purse or wallet.