Welcome to Pear Tree Class!
Happy New Year !
Heroes and Heroines
This term our topic begins with 'Heroes and Heroines,' including Edith Cavell, Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. We will investigate what hospitals were like in the past and think about how nurses and doctors help us today. Any information the children can find in the library or in books at home will be useful to share. We have learned about how different people help us in our daily lives and the skills they need to keep us safe.
Design Technology and Art: As designers we will learn some simple sewing techniques to make our own bookmark. As Artists we will look at the work of Andy Goldsworthy and have a go at making our own nature inspired sculptures.
Geography: We will learn about where Mary Seacole was born, Jamaica, and compare it to where we live.
Science: We will explore the weather as it changes around us and we will think about its effects around the world.
I.C.T: We will continue to use computing in our daily lessons, including control, data handling and programming.
R.E: We will learn about the parables told by Jesus and the special celebration of Easter.
Spanish: We will be learning some basic words and phrases in Spanish, including greetings, colours and numbers.
P.S.H.E: This term we will learn about keeping ourselves clean and how to stay safe physically and emotionally.
P.E: This term, our P.E sessions will be on a Monday (outdoors) and Thursday (indoors) afternoon where we will be learning Gymnastic skills, playing playground games and developing our co- ordination.
This term we have a special class celebration on Wednesday 13th February. We look forward to showing you what we have been learning about and making this term. We hope you can come and join us.
Please make sure that your child has an indoor AND outdoor PE kit, suitable for all weather. This includes plimsols (indoors) and trainers (outdoors), a plain white t-shirt, a navy jumper, shorts and suitable bottoms for colder outside P.E such as tracksuit bottoms. If your child wears earrings, they must be able to take these out, or have their own tape to cover them up for PE lessons. Alternatively, they could be taken out before they arrive at school on P.E days. Long hair must be tied up.
Homework will be set on a Tuesday and needs to be handed in the following Monday. Tricky word books and blue folders also need to be handed in on Mondays. I will encourage the children not to hand their tricky word books in before Monday as they should practise them as much as possible!
Please continue to support your child with their homework and encourage them to regularly read a book at least 3-4 times a week. Please make sure that your child reads their book twice before handing it in, by placing it in the basket to be changed. By reading it twice, your child will really develop their understanding and sight words.
Any questions or queries you may have please come and talk to me (Mrs deNeve )
Appointments can also be made through the school office. 😊