Poldark

Mrs Stephanie Teasdale

Class Teacher

Miss Smitheram

Teaching Assistant

Welcome back Poldark! 
 

Mrs Teasdale and Miss Smitheram are very excited to welcome all children in Poldark class back! It will be so wonderful to see everyone and return to some normality. For the remainder of the term, we will be joined by Mr Bowers a student teacher from Cornwall SCITT partnership. Mr Bowers will be mentored by Mrs Teasdale and is planning lots of fun and engaging learning opportunities for the children, especially within the wider curriculum. The Poldark team would like to reassure you that we are highly prepared for the safe and nurturing re-opening.. We have really missed seeing your smiling faces and please don't worry as we will be here to help if you have any problems or questions.

 

We would also like to express thanks to all of the parents and carers at home for the input and support you have provided during the lockdown with the home learning. The engagement has been superb and your efforts with the children make a huge difference. 
 
This term our topic is all about Africa!  We will adventure deep into this exotic and interesting continent and exploring the human and physical features of the landscape. We will travel from savannahs to grasslands and volcanoes to cities.  In Science, we will be focusing on the topic All Living Things and their Habitats.  We will learn about how animals adapt within African ecosystems and habitats to survive. As part of our RE provision we will answer the key question: What make a place sacred?  The children will study contrasting place of worship and establish why they are important to people of different faiths. We will be focusing on Rights and Responsibilities 'in PSHE and will be sensitively making links to returning to school after lockdown. In Maths, we aim to introduce two key strands: An introduction to Shape Space and Measure as well as teaching Multiplication and Division.  During our PE lessons, we will deliver a series of Athletics sessions which will encourage the children to apply skills such as throwing, running and jumping in competitive situations.  The first exciting Non-fiction text will be based on a non chronological report focusing on the Life of Big Cats. The children will learn to write factually using research and information from a variety of sources. As you can see, there are lots of fantastic learning opportunities for the remainder of this half term in Poldark Class.
 
Please check the website for updates with photographs and information relevant to Poldark Class.
 
PE 
Our hall slot for PE will be on a Monday, however please ensure that your child's PE kit is in school all week as it may be needed for outdoor activities and extra PE lessons.
 
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. Please see the 'Chilli Challenge' homework grid attached to this page. The homework grid has a variety of exciting tasks and activities linked to our topic.
 
Reading
Reading should be enjoyed daily - please ensure that your child reads either independently or with somebody at home and that their reading is recorded in their reading record. The children are thoroughly enjoying working towards their next 'Reading Karate' bands, so please keep up with the fantastic support and excitement!
 
If you would like more information about why reading at home is so important please follow the link below or read the attached DFE study.
 
Spring 2 
Learning Power: Perseverance 
School Value- Friendship 
British Value: Mutual Respect, Tolerance and Diversity