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Spring term first half 2019

A very warm welcome back to Penruddock Primary for Spring term 2019 ! I hope that our Class Three families have enjoyed the Christmas holidays- I've heard lots of happy stories from the children since they've been back.

 

This half term our theme is the extremely relevant'Our Precious Planet'- we are going to be exploring the environmental issues facing us all and how we can do our part to recycle, reuse and reduce the amount of waste we produce.

Children will examine the different climates around the world and examine the specific threats to the earth's habitats and ecosystems. They will discuss and  debate the effects of global warming and learn about the impact of climate change on our planet.

In their art and design lessons children will be making rag-rugs from recycled materials with Mrs Capstick.

In their PE sessions they will play netball with Mrs Capstick and create a dance on an environmental theme with me. Children will need their kits on Thursdays and Fridays.

Spellings will be given out on Wednesdays,when the previous week's words will be tested, so please help your child to learn to spell their words.

Tables tests will still be on Fridays

 Penny whistle lessons for the year 5's will be on Fridays , too.

Homework for maths and English will be sent home each Friday, to be returned the following Friday- please encourage your child to get their homework in on time, as well as read and practise spellings and tables each evening for a few minutes.

 

Curriculum map : 'Our Precious Planet'

Autumn Term 2018:second half term

Welcome back to School, everyone, I hope you had a lovely half term break...now let the Christmas madness begin!

 

The theme of our creative curriculum this half term is :Kites

 We'll be researching the history of kites, right back to their origins in ancient Chinese history, and we will be looking at different famous kite festivals around the world. Different designs for kites will be studied, and we will be constructing our own- learning about forces and testing out different materials to find out which best suit the purpose of creating something which will fly effectively. We will be developing our skills in design and technology; creating and testing out prototypes and evaluating our designs.

Other excitements this term: The Eyecott Hill Project will continue working towards a performance in June of next year. This involves a mixture of drama, art and story-telling: your children will be telling you more about this as the half term proceeds.

Music and drama in plenty this half term: our Christmas performance, singing in the lovely carol concert at St Andrew's Church in Penrith, as well as performing at Center Parcs. 

 

  Routines.......

PE: this will be on  Wednesday and Thursday afternoons this half term- Wednesdays will be orienteering , led by Mrs Emma Cooper from QEGS, and  Thursdays will be tag rugby.Please ensure that your child has their kit with them in School ready for these lessons: they may wish to bring jogging bottoms and a fleece  as the weather cools.

SPELLING:spelling tests will take place each Thursday- please could you kindly help your child to practise their spellings lists at home- it really makes a difference! They will also be given the opportunity to learn their spellings in school and to practice the different spelling patterns and rules.

TABLES:  tables tests will be on Fridays- again, please help your child to practise their multiplication tables each night at home for a few minutes.

READING: As part of their homework, children need to read their book each night- please sign and comment in their reading record if you hear them read- if you are aware that your child is not a confident reader, then a few minutes reading to you at home each day is hugely important- please take some time to do this. if you listen to your child read and sign their reading record, then they get a sticker on the achievement chart in the classroom.

HOMEWORK: maths and grammar homework goes out on Fridays, to be returned by the following Friday.If you wish to discuss any homework task with me, or any other matter, please remember that there is a contact page here on the website so that you can drop me a message.

Class 3 Creative Curriculum theme map Autumn term 2018 second half: Kites

Autumn Term 2018:first half term

Welcome back to School, everyone, I hope you had an enjoyable summer holiday- the children have returned with lots of stories about all the adventures they've had!

 

The theme of our creative curriculum this half term is :The Vikings are Coming! 

Look out for your children coming home with tales of Viking invasions and battles with Anglo-Saxons until their eventual defeat by Edward the Confessor. During the course of this study we will learn about the way of life of the Saxons under the rule of Vikings, their culture, stories and religion and the reasons for why they invaded our country. 

The class will be reading a novel called 'Shield Maiden' set during the Anglo Saxon times- an adventure story set within the context of a background of Viking mythology and beliefs. 

Great excitement is building up ready for our residential to York: a wonderful, fascinating learning experience in an amazing city, steeped in Viking history. We're really looking forward to it! 

 

  Routines........ some changes this year to the timetable- so beware!!

PE: this will be on  Thursday and Friday  afternoons- Thursdays being football this half term and Fridays being gymnastics. Please ensure that your child has their kit with them in School ready for these lessons: they may wish to bring jogging bottoms and a fleece for their football lessons as the weather cools.

SPELLING:spelling tests will take place each Thursday- please could you kindly help your child to practise their spellings lists at home- it really makes a difference! They will also be given the opportunity to learn their spellings in school and to practice the different spelling patterns and rules.

TABLES:  tables tests will be on Fridays- again, please help your child to practise their multiplication tables each night at home for a few minutes.

READING: As part of their homework, children need to read their book each night- please sign and comment in their reading record if you hear them read- if you are aware that your child is not a confident reader, then a few minutes reading to you at home each day is hugely important- please take some time to do this. if you listen to your child read and sign their reading record, then they get a sticker on the achievement chart in the classroom.

HOMEWORK: maths and grammar homework goes out on Fridays, to be returned by the following Friday. If you wish to discuss any homework task with me, or any other matter, please remember that there is a contact page here on the website so that you can drop me a message.

 

 

Please find the outline for our creative curriculum theme for this first half of the Autumn term 2018: 'The Vikings are Coming!' attached below:

 

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