Pine Class

May I wish you all a very happy new year and welcome back in to term 3. This term our exciting topic entitled “PREDATOR!” is ready to get under way. This is a science based learning project, focusing on animals, plants, birds, insects and food chains. We will be researching lots of incredible predators, so look forward to hearing lots of interesting facts.

Class Themes: Predators

Overview of Learning: We are going to take a walk on the wild side and travel around the world studying some of the world’s most dangerous predators. The focus in English will be writing in role, descriptive writing and deepening a number of skills within their writing. In Science the children will learn about nutrients and how it is transferred along a food chain. Children will also learn about different skeletal types and the importance of the skeleton and muscles in the body. In Design and Technology children will learn to design a 3D predator, they will choose suitable materials for appearance and suitability. In Geography they will be able to name the 7 continents, be able to use an atlas and describe features within the local area. In computing the children will learn how to use multimedia to design their own animation and will record their own video report. In Music the children will listen and recognise the features of reggae music, they will also use improvisation skills and compose their own pieces of music to accompany our reggae style song.

Discrete Subjects: Maths will continue to focus on place value alongside multiplication and division skills. Art is a discrete subject this term focusing on creating a piece of work for the Towner Project. PHSE focuses on living a healthy lifestyle. RE focuses on Hinduism and similarities it shares with Christianity. PE is dance with a focus on movement, exploration and improvisation.

Routines

  • Please read with your child every day as this is a part of their home learning. If any parents would like to come in to listen to children read then please let me know.
  • P.E. is on Tuesday and Thursday for this term. We have sports coaching which will continue to take place in Tuesday’s P.E lesson. Please ensure your child has PE kit in school including plimsolls/ trainers.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do come and see me.

Thank you. Miss Reed

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