Sycamore Class

Welcome back to another term in Sycamore class! I hope that you had a great holiday and now are full of energy for the spring term ahead. This term we are beginning a new topic on Antarctica which is science and geography focused. Please aim to listen to your child read at least 5 times per week and then write a comment in their reading records. I would appreciate your support with spellings and putting them into sentences with some detail using adventurous vocabulary. Could you also please encourage your child to complete their homework neatly and hand it in on time (Thursdays). P.E. is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please ensure your child has named PE kit in school including plimsolls/ trainers so they can take part fully in all lessons. Please make sure all children have a named water bottle in class every day. If you have any questions or concerns, please do come and see me. Thank you. Ms White

Umbrella Theme: Frozen Kingdom

Class Themes: Antarctica and explorers

Overview of Learning: The pupils will understand the human and physical geography of Antarctica whilst looking at different climate zones and animals’ habitats and how they adapt to their environment. The pupils will also identify the position & significance of Equator, N. & S. Hemisphere, Tropics of Cancer & Capricorn. The science lessons will also cover how materials change at different temperatures and carry out an investigation to find out which materials are best as insulators (with clothing focus in Antarctica)

Discrete Subjects: Maths, PSHE, RE

British Values: Mutual respect, Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

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