Welcome back, Fox Class! I hope you have all had a restful summer. The last six weeks have flown by and we are now preparing to begin a new school year. It is one that is sure to be filled with lots of exciting opportunities and fantastic memories for the children as they enter their final year with us at Bethersden.
We are incredibly proud of the mature young adults that left Badger Class in July, and I am sure they will continue to grow and flourish again this year.
Our Learning this Term:
Our English work this term will have a sea theme. Take a look at the pictures below, we will take inspiration from the classroom transformation to guide our creative writing. We will continue developing our punctuation and grammar knowledge, taking time to revise skills from previous years and introduce new ideas. All of these skills will be applied to our extended pieces of writing, as we continue to build writing stamina and accuracy.
In Maths, we will start the year with work on Place Value, learning to recognise, order and compare numbers to 10 million. We will then spend some time revising written methods for the four operations, as well as learning a new method for long division. A secure times tables knowledge will be essential here, so please continue to practise these whenever you can!
We will begin with a very interesting Science topic about evolution and inheritance. We will explore the ways in which animals have changed and adapted to their surroundings over time as well as variation within species. We will then move on to investigating electricity. This will focus heavily on constructing electrical circuits and examining how they can be made more effective.
In Term 1 our Humanities lessons will have a Geography focus as we explore Trade. We will continue to develop our map skills and geographical vocabulary as we learn about trade routes. We will investigate why products are imported an exported. In Term 2, we will turn our focus to History. We will learn about the Earliest Civilisations, with a specific focus on the Shang Dynasty. We will find out what life was like in the Shang Dynasty, investigating culture, religion and ultimately their decline.
In Art, we will be developing our drawing technique. We will observe the impact of light on an object and consider how this can be applied to our work. We will also consider how we can show texture when working in pencil. In DT, we will be becoming engineers, exploring the workings of pulleys and applying this to our own product.
Our Learning Environment: