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 fantastic Poldark Class!

 

We hope that you have a had a wonderful EASTER holiday and looking forward to the next half term.

The children are all making promising progress as we begin the Summer term and head toward the KS1 SATS  and Phonics screening check. More information to come soon.  Please remember to book in for a parents consultation on either Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th of April. 

We have been celebrating the learning power of 'Collaboration' and enjoyed cooking pasties, visiting St Michael's Mount and singing traditional Cornish songs.  The homework tasks have been completed to an exceptionally high standard and the children have enjoyed sharing their successes in class and during shine assembly. Thank you for your continued support with this. 

This half term,our new Learning power is 'Empathy and Listening ' and our spirituality value is 'Forgiveness'.

 

Our theme this half term is Amazing Africa and we will be basing lots of our new learning on one of my favourite films The Lion King. Please open our topic medium term plan below in the link section to find out more.  In Geography, we will study Human and Physical features comparing the UK to Africa.  We will also continue to explore Living Things and their Habitats in Science. 

In English, will be writing poetry and riddles based on African habitats and different animal species. Then, the children will read stories from African cultures and watch an animation as a stimulus for diary writing and a case study based on Kenya.  The children will write setting descriptions as well as recount the story of the Lion King in their own words. Finally, the children will use the Chromebooks to research their favourite African animal and write a non-chronological report/information text.

 

R.E

As part of the Easter Story ,we will be exploring the events which took place in during the Easter period and focus on the resurrection of Jesus. We will look in depth at the moral of the story and consider it from different viewpoints. 

Creation -We will be exploring the Christian creation story and portraying it through art. 

 

P.E.

This term, the children will be focusing Tag rugby, Long distance running and will Learn and preform an African dance.

We have P.E on a Wednesday afternoons 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. 

 

Sun Protection

Please provide labelled sun cream and a hat for your child during the summer term.