Welcome to Class 12 - Miss Wood

Our topic for this half term is

 

EXTREME EXPLORERS

Here is a recording of Class 12's performance at the Clonter Opera Theatre. It is a little blurry at the beginning but becomes clearer after about forty seconds. Hope you enjoy. We all had a great day. 

In English we will be focusing on explanation texts. We will look at a range of guides for survival and write our very own about how to survive on the side of a mountain. We shall also write explanation texts for how to build a den and how to track and capture a yeti, using 'The Abominables' by Eva Ibbotson as a hook.   

In maths we will continue to look at decimals. We will then move onto percentages. We will read, write, order, compare and solve problems with numbers that have up to three decimal places. We will write percentages as fractions with the denominator 100 and as a decimal. Afterwards our focus will be geometry and the properties of shapes. 

Our science topic will continue to be Earth and Space. We will describe the movement of the Earth and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system. We will also spend time explaining day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.

In Design and Technology will will design and make a healthy snack bar for an intrepid explorer. 

In music we will continue to have our instrument tuition on Tuesday afternoons.

In PE we will be focusing on athletics. We will practice sprinting techniques, relay, the long jump, the triple jump and throwing in the lead up to Sports Day.  We will also be furthering our gymnastics skills by creating and evaluating sequences using apparatus.  

Physical Education

PE will be every Wednesday and Thursday but please ensure you have your PE kit in school at all times. Girls can you also please remember to tie your hair back.

HOMEWORK

We will send homework home on a Friday. The children will have a new spelling list and a maths book each week. They will also have a grammar and comprehension homework on alternate weeks. Please ensure their completed homework is returned for marking by the following Thursday.

 

Our weekly spelling test will also be on a Thursday.

 

Please encourage your child to visit the website Times Table rockstars whereby they can practice their times table skills and listen to them read everyday. Thank you.

Miss Wood