Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing summer. It is a pleasure to have you all in Harborne Class and I hope that you are all ready for an exciting and fun filled year of learning!
Our topic this term is ‘Stone Age to Bronze Age’ and we will be learning all about how this period impacted on life in Britain. We will learn about how early man survived in a harsh environment, why Skara Brae was important for understanding life in the Stone Age, how copper mining was crucial to the Bronze Age and why Stonehenge was built. Children will also learn about why Iron Age people developed hillforts and how important Druids were in Iron Age Britain.
Our class book this term is How to Train your Dragon and the children are already enjoying the story and literacy work around it.
Homework – This year, a maths task will be set on Fridays and can be found on the Google classroom. The activities will vary but will be linked to the learning in class. Children can take pictures and hand in their work to the classroom to be celebrated. Twenty house points will be given to all children who hand in their work.
Our class target is to read at least 3 times per week and record it in the new reading diaries. In order for this to be counted towards their certificates, children should be aiming for 15 minutes of reading independently or aloud to someone else. All genres count and in fact I would encourage children to try and read a range of different texts, such as news articles, comics and non-fiction books. Each week children will also receive stars for meeting their reading target. Happy reading!
PE and Forest School – The children will have PE on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure your child comes to school in a suitable PE kit, including a warm layer or sun hat depending on the weather, and trainers. Forest school will be on a Thursday afternoon. The children will need to come in school uniform and bring long trousers and weather appropriate shoes to change into. Please make sure everything is clearly labelled with names. More information will be given in the forest school letter.
Children will need a healthy snack each day, such as a piece of fruit or cereal bar, and a bottle of fresh water. We always try to get the children outside for breaktimes, so it is important they are prepared for the unpredictable weather!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am often found outside at the end of the day, or alternatively you can email the office to arrange a meeting.
I look forward to getting to know you and the children this year.
Harborne Class Teacher
Cycle A Autumn Term 2021-2022