Welcome to the Spring Term in Dragonflies with Mrs. Corbett and Mrs. Walker.
What a lovely start to the term with our Lost Words topic. Our class focussed on the glorious Kingfisher. The children were inspired to produce some impressive artwork and used their descriptive talents to write Kingfisher poems. The poems are on display in our cloakroom should you wish to pop in to read them. Our topic this term is Rivers. We start by learning about the geographical features of rivers from source to sea along with the processes involved in the water cycle. Later in the term, we will consider the history of rivers and will be investigating the Bronze Age settlement of the Indus Valley. We will be comparing it to the discoveries at Must Farm, the huge archaeological dig at Flag Fen. The children have been busy practising their mental maths skills daily. We would encourage them to practise at home by accessing their Mathletics accounts. They have their log in details. Mental maths books will be sent home each Friday with homework for the following Thursday. However, children will also need to bring their mental maths books to school each day as we will be using them regularly in class. In addition to the mental maths homework, there will be a spelling list each Friday with a short spelling quiz on the following Friday. Groups are currently reading books written by Michael Morpurgo in our daily guided reading sessions. The children will be heard to read by an adult twice each week. The guided reading sessions are also an opportunity to develop comprehension skills and an understanding of grammar. Our class book at the moment is Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson. Mr Lloyd continues to take the class on a Thursday with an energetic afternoon of P.E. So, P.E. kits and water bottles are needed. Our R.E. focus is to think about What Jesus Would Do. We will be developing our understanding of His message and how it relates to our lives. I am enjoying getting to know the children in Dragonfly’s class and look forward to meeting you during the term.
Exciting Reads for Years 5 and 6
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