Welcome to Pear Tree Class!
Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!
This term our topic is based all around the seaside. We started off our topic with a look into 'Billy's Bucket' by Kes Gray and used our imagination to think of things we could see in his bucket. We are all really interested in sharks, jelly fish, octopus, turtles, ship wrecks and divers and will learn lots about them this term.
Design Technology and Art: This term we are making seaside pots, from clay, inspired by the beach and all the natural creatures that live there. Later this term we will create some seaside art inspired by the things we have learnt about the seaside.
Geography: We will explore the features of our local coast line and consider environmental issues that effect our beaches. Later this team we will take part in a local beach clean.
History Henry Blogg will be our seaside hero to learn about this term. We will learn all about his life and how he contributed to his local society.
Science: This term we are learning about different habitats and exploring the habitats in our school grounds. We will learn about living creatures and how they adapt and survive in their environments. We will be going on lots of mini beast hunts!
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 places of worship and Buddhism.
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 consider keeping ourselves safe, who we can talk to for support and how we can get help if we feel unsafe. We will also learn about the environment and how to keep safe on hot sunny days.
P.E: This term, our P.E session will be on a Monday (outdoors) afternoon and a Friday morning (outdoors). On Monday we will be learning multi skills and athletics and on Friday morning we are learning cricket skills this half term. We will have Sports day in July which we are all looking forward to.
Please make sure that your child has an outdoor PE kit, suitable for all weather. This includes trainers (outdoors), a plain white t-shirt, a navy jumper, shorts and suitable bottoms for colder weather 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. Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Friday but if you need it changed on other days of the week, let me know and I will try and change it for that day. I will encourage the children not to hand their tricky word books in before Monday as they should practice them as much as possible! Pear Tree class visit the school library on a Monday afternoon. Please send their library book in each Monday so that they can have a new book each week.
Please continue to support your child with their homework and encourage them to regularly read a book at least 3-4 times a week. Do share your child's school library book with them.
Any questions or queries you may have please come and talk to me (Mrs deNeve )
Appointments can also be made through the school office. 😊