Welcome back to the first half term of 2023, we hope you had an enjoyable Christmas break and a well-deserved rest. This half term, our topic is Pharaohs and we will be focusing on the curriculum areas of History and Art.
In our History lessons, we will be learning about what the Ancient Egyptian civilisation was like, as well as learning about the significance of the River Nile and debating whether or not Ahkenaten was a successful leader.
In Art, the children will be comparing and contrasting work by different artists. They will also be learning to see the negative space in images and objects in order to recreate the work of Tang Yau Hoong.
In Science, the children will be learning the movement of the Earth and the moon, as well as developing their understanding of forces including gravity and air resistance through practical investigations.
In English we will be continuing our work on narrative writing for the first part of the half term before moving onto instructional writing relating to our topic.
Here are some things you might want to do at home:
We will be continuing to set homework this half term in line with the homework policy:
Please only bring essential items to school on a daily basis ie: reading book, spelling book, reading diary, lunch box (if not having hot school meals). Pencil cases and equipment are provided in school. Your child needs a refillable water bottle that is taken home daily for washing before returning to school the next day.
PE lessons will continue twice weekly in school.
For PE days, children can come to school wearing their PE kit. Please ensure appropriate footwear is worn on these days. The children will have PE on the following days:
Stingrays: Monday and Thursday
Sharks: Wednesday and Thursday
Dolphins: Monday and Tuesday
The teachers in Upper Key Stage 2 are:
Mrs Briers – Stingrays class teacher and UKS2 leader
Miss Parker-Routh – Dolphins class teacher
Mrs Lockley – Sharks class teacher