Welcome to Class 10
Summer Term (2) 2019
Welcome back to a new half term!
Our topic this half term will have a geography and history theme. We will be exploring Ancient Greece and reading a wide range of Greek myths and legends . We will be looking at the climate and terrain of Greece and comparing maps of Ancient Greece with Modern Greece. Children will describe, compare and contrast Athens with Sparta and learn about democracy. The children will produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences. This will be through a cross curricular set of activities which all relate to our topic.
In English, the children will be reading and exploring a wide range of myths and legends and learning about the history and culture of Ancient Greece. The myths and legends will be used as inspiration for their own writing. The children will be creating their own mythical creature and hero, and write their own Greek myth.
In Maths, the four basic operations will be covered in more detail. We will be looking at statistical information and data handling, using pictograms and bar charts to display and interpret information. The children will also be exploring angles of shapes and will revisit area and perimeter.
Importantly, this half term the children will be taking part in a trial of the multiplication test!
Please make sure you continue to work on times table fluency at home.
In Science, we will be learning about living things and their habitats. This will focus on identifying that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited. They will describe how the different habitats provide for the basic needs of the different animals and their basic needs.
In PE, the children will have two PE lessons per week. Indoor PE will consist of dance in preparation for the end of year performance.
Outdoor PE will be developing skills ready for Sports Day.
Our P.E. days are Monday for outdoor P.E. and Friday for indoor P.E. Please make sure your child has appropriate kit, including trainers, in school at all times. For safety please ensure children with long hair have it tied up and if they wear earrings these are removed if possible. Thank you.
To develop into fluent, confident readers it is important for children to read at home with their parents. they could read their reading book, a library book, the newspaper or a magazine- it is all good practice! Please listen to your child read as often as possible, talk to them about what they have read, and enjoy reading together. Please sign their reading diary as a record of what they have done at home.
Spelling - Spelling homework will be given every Friday and children should learn the spellings for a test the following Wednesday.
English - English homework will be given every Friday and should be completed and returned by the following Wednesday at the latest. This will consist of reading comprehensions and SPaG exercises.
Maths - Maths homework will also be given each Friday. This will usually be in the form of a mental maths test. Maths homework should also be completed by the following Wednesday at the latest.
If there is any difficulty completing any homework,
please ask for help before it is due in!
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries.