31st May 2018

Welcome back to the final half term of the year!

We are just about to begin the final half term of the 2017-2018 academic year and what a year it has been!  It really has flown by!

This half term we are going to be reading 'Spy Master - First Blood' by Jan Burchett and Sara Vogler.  It's set in 1532 when Henry VIII was on the throne and life in England was rather brutal!  We will be writing narratives, playscripts and newspaper reports using it as a stimulus and hopefully some of the children's wonderful writing will be added to my next blog for you to enjoy!

In Maths, Years 4 and 5 will be moving onto properties of shape and then position and direction.  Meanwhile, Year 6 will be reading, interpreting and drawing line graphs and pie charts before starting their transition projects ready for Secondary School.

Our topic this term is 'Kings and Queens' which I am very excited about because we will be learning all about The Tudors (one of my favourite time periods).  As Historians, we will be finding out who was on the throne during Tudor Times and what life was like for the rich and the poor.  As designers, we will be designing and making our own Tudor houses and considering which materials would be best suited for the job.  As scientists, we will investigate materials and their properties – this will help us greatly with our Tudor houses!  In French, we will learning about French history and how to say dates which have hundreds and thousands.  Finally, in R.E we will be exploring the concepts of freedom and justice. 

As well as all of the above, we have a number of very exciting events this half term, including:

  • National School Sports Week
  • Sports Day and the Family Picnic
  • Class 3’s Residential to Colomendy
  • The Aspire trip to Paris (which three children from Class 3 are going to)
  • The End Of Year Production
  • The Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly
  • Transition days

I am very much looking forward to the final half term of the year and everything we have in store.  I’ll keep you updated of some of the highlights along the way!