Welcome to Pear Tree class!
Welcome back to school, we hope you all had a wonderful Summer holiday!
Our learning theme for this term is: 'Vamos Mexico'
This term we will be learning about Mexico and comparing it with our local area. As part of this learning we will learn about the continents and oceans of the world. We will also be researching about the history of chocolate and how it originated from the Mexican region. Our exploration of chocolate will lead us to lots of chocolate tasting (research!) and using our senses to help us design and make our own chocolates to sell just in time for Christmas!
Science: We are learning about animals. We will explore the different animal classes and find out how to identify different animals using our knowledge of their features. We will find out about the diets of some animals and how animals form part of food chains.
Art: We will be learning different printing techniques and using these skills to create our own animal masks using Mexico as our inspiration.
Music: We will be singing songs that relate to the season of autumn and learning to sing harmonies and rounds.
RE: We will learn about belonging, how and why people pray and what happens in a Christian place of worship. We will also find out about how artefacts and symbols are used to express beliefs.
Spanish: We will learn basic phrases throughout the year. Some children are already saying ‘Hola’ during the register!
PE: Games and Gymnastics (Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons).
PSHE: Relationships and also our relationship with the environment
Homework is set on a Friday and needs to be handed in the following Wednesday. Please continue to support your child with their homework and encourage them to regularly read their book at least 3-4 times a week.
For any questions or queries you may have, please make an appointment to see Miss Cook through the school office or speak with her directly.