Welcome back to Term 6, our final term of the year! I do hope that you are all enjoying the wonderful weather we have been experiencing. I cannot believe that this is the final term I will be teaching your beautiful children. The year has gone far too fast! They have all done and continue to do amazingly given all the challenges they have faced over the past 15 months. They still come in smiling and happy every day and seem to take everything in their stride! I am extremely proud of them all.
For our final term our topic will be “Beside the Seaside''. It's a geography topic where we will be exploring the locations of coastal resorts around the UK and identifying both the human and physical features. We will also be looking at how plastic pollution affects our coastline and the wildlife that lives there (one of my favourite areas of learning).
We are currently using the book 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch’ to link into our topic and the children will be making their very own lighthouse and learning all about their purposes. If you happen to have any empty pringles tubes or empty kitchen roll tubes please send them into school with your children as this is what we are using to make our lighthouses.
Last week we began creating our own Anthony Gormley 'field' clay models. The children loved getting stuck into moulding their clay to create their own models. Here are a few pictures from our clay session- I have never seen such concentration on their little faces. They were all so engaged!
General information about Caterpillar Class.
Staff in Caterpillar Class
We are lucky to have excellent caring, fun and hard-working staff in our classroom. Mrs Oliver is our teaching assistant and she will be in class every morning and 2 afternoons to support the children and their learning. We also have Mrs Dunmore, Mrs Boyce, Mrs Salvidge and Ms Holmes who are working as 1-2-1s and will be supporting certain children in the class.
Mrs Dunmore is also a lunchtime supervisor, so she will be there to support the children during the lunch break too.
We aim to change reading books on a Tuesday. If your child reads 5 times a week they will be put onto our blooming flower and come home with a My Reading is Blooming sticker. Please keep this up and let us know if they read any other texts as reading at home or from the library really gives them time to absorb and enjoy literature.
Spellings and My Maths
The children will receive weekly spelling sentences that are linked to our phonics learning. These will be tested every Tuesday and new spellings will be sent home too. Each child also gets their own My Maths login and will have activities and games set once a fortnight beginning in term 3.
Please ensure all uniform, PE kits, bags, hats and scarves are named. We endeavour to return as much as possible but without names this makes returning lost things really difficult. As we are heading into the summer season could you please make sure (on those days when the sun is blazing) that your child has sun cream applied before school and a suitable sun hat.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me either through the school office or email me at Sammy.firstname.lastname@example.org
Well what a fantastic term we have had so far! We have been busy learning all about the United Kingdom in Geography and have been looking at all of the wonderful natural features our wonderful country has! The children have particularly enjoyed trying to do the accents from each of the countries!
In science we have been learning all about plants and what they need to grow and develop. We have been exploring the grounds of our school investigating wild flowers and different types of trees. The children have loved getting outside and having the chance to be real life scientists!
In maths this term we have been exploring measurement and we have had lots of hands on experience measuring and weighing items, we had class measurement scavenger hunts and explored capacity through some water play.