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Welcome to Pine Tree Class - Miss Reddaway and Mrs Rowlands

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Happy New Year!

We hope you all had a restful Christmas and managed to spend some time with family and loved ones.  Many thanks for the lovely presents and cards you gave us for Christmas, your generosity is very much appreciated.    

Last term saw many challenges and Spring Term is already looking to be the same!  We will continue to work closely with you and the children and we’re here for you every step of the way as we figure this all out together.  

Have a read through our welcome letter and curriculum overview to see all the exciting things we have planned for the spring term.

If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch, either by popping in or telephoning.  The support you give is essential for your child's progress and the closer we can work together the better it will be for them.  If you are on Twitter, please follow @pinetreeclass to see regular updates.

Kind regards

Mrs Rowlands and Miss Reddaway

English:

This term we will begin be reading Manfish: A story of Jacques Cousteau.  Click on the image to listen to the stories.

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Maths:

The children will develop their maths skills following the White Rose Maths. They will improve their understanding of the written multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages alongside consolidating their understanding of arithmetic and times tables.

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Curriculum:

Science:

Living Things and Their Habitats’ will teach the children about the process of reproduction and the life cycles of plants, mammals, amphibians, insects and birds. They will explore metamorphosis in insects and amphibians, comparing their life cycles.  The children will also be extending their biological knowledge of classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.

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Geography:

Water: Friend or Foe?  In this topic, the children will find out the positive an negative effects of water on human life.  They will study droughts, floods, tsunamis and the impact of global warming on the melting ice caps.

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History:

How has crime and punishment changed throughout history?  During this topic, the children will study how crimes and punishments have changed and progressed since 1066 and compare it to our modern day justice system.

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Key Messages:

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To further help with their transition into Year 5, below is some information about our weekly routines. 

 

Reading:

Please make sure that you read for at least 10 minutes everyday.  This can be your school book, own book, newspapers, comics, shopping list etc and record in your planner.

Spellings:

Spellings will be added to Google Classroom ona Friday afternoon and the children will be tested the following Friday.  Spellings will focus on either a particular spelling rule/pattern or will be taken from the statutory word list and will be taught and practised throughout the week. 

PE:

The children will have PE on a Tuesday.  The children should come to school wearing their PE kits.  PE kits should be house colour t-shirt, plain black shorts/ joggers/leggings and a plain black jacket/jumper.  

Homework:

Homework will be set on a Friday and this should be returned by the following Wednesday.  Homework will consist of a Maths activity and an English activity linked to the unit of work they are covering in class, so they should be able to complete the activity independently.  

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Click on the image to take you to Pine Tree Class Google Classroom.  Key information, including homework, will be shared on Google Classroom throughout the week.

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