Happy New Year Mandela Class!
Welcome back to Terms 3 and 4. I hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year and are raring to go this term. I'm so pleased to see you all again after my 'enforced' absence!
Our topic for Terms 3 & 4 is 'The Vikings'. We will be discovering who they were, where they came from, what Viking society was like and the impact they had on the British Isles.
Our reading focus for terms 3 and 4 will be ' Kensukes's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo and our 30 Reads Challenge author is also Michael Morpurgo. He has written so many brilliant books that I'm sure you will all find something you enjoy! I still can't make up my mind which is my favourite book...although 'WarHorse' is definitely in my top three along with 'Running Wild'.
A new set of termly spellings is in your Home/ School book, so you can prepare for the next Spelling Bee, just before Easter. Will our next Spelling Bee Champion be from Mandela class?
In Science we will be learning about how different animals are classified this term and then we will be looking at forces after the February break. We will be doing some work on e-safety in computing and also playing 'garage band' music on Ipads. I had a go this week and it was great fun!
In PE we will cover: swimming, tag rugby and volleyball. I will give you the swimming dates shortly as it's not quite our turn yet. In the meantime, please make sure you have full P.E. kit- including trainers- in school on Mondays and Fridays.
Finally, we have our Class Assembly at the beginning of February, so look out for the date and make sure you invite your parents to come and find out what you have been learning.
Termly Spellings are based upon age related expectations for your child. We have already tested these Spellings in class and they will be stuck into your child's home/school link book. The Spellings will be re-tested at the end of Term 2 and any child who achieves are score of 35 or more will be entered into the school Spelling Bee. This exciting competition will enable them to compete in front of the whole school against other children in their year group.
Please practise these Spellings as much as possible in addition to your child's weekly Spellings.