Welcome to Class 8 - Mrs.Kralj and Mrs Gittins
We have lots of exciting learning this term.
This half term we will be focusing on ...
In English we will look at the features of explanation texts. We will find out what we need to include in an explanation, how we can ensure our writing is of interest to the reader and how to incorporate time conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions.
In Maths we will be learning how to manipulate numbers to be able to add and subtract in the most efficient way mentally.
We will be using our 2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables in our calculations and it would be really helpful, if you could help your child to learn these off by heart.
In Science we will be learning about the main body parts associated with the skeleton and muscles, finding out how different parts of the body have special functions. we will be identifying and grouping animals with and without skeletons and observing and comparing their movement; exploring ideas about what would happen if humans did not have skeletons.
Pupils will identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
We are learning about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.
This week in class we will be making paper weapons as created during the stone age. If you would like to make some more at home please download the attachment below.
We will have indoor and outdoor PE this half term. Please remember to bring your PE kit.
We will send homework home on a Friday. The children will have a new spelling list and a maths activity each week. They will also have grammar and comprehension homework on alternate weeks. Please ensure their completed homework is returned for marking by the following Wednesday. Our weekly spelling test will also be on Wednesday.
Please encourage your child to read everyday and make a note in their reading diary.
Try and make time to read to your child
Be a role model
Use rhymes, songs and games
Visit the library
Make the focus...FUN!
Thank you and please feel free to come into school at the end of the day if you have any questions or concerns,
Mrs Gittins and Mrs Kralj