Happy New Year! We do hope you had an enjoyable and restful Christmas break.
This half term, our topic is Stargazers and our curriculum focus areas are Geography and DT.
In Geography, the children will recap the continents and oceans of the world, as well as learning where the UK is in relation to the rest of the world. They will be comparing the physical features of the Lake District and Milton Keynes using ordinance survey maps, as well as comparing their land use.
In DT, the children will be learning about countries involved in the Space Race and the development of rockets for space travel. The children will then have the opportunity to design, make and evaluate their own rocket that includes different mechanisms.
Our Science work will be developing the children’s understanding of night and day, as well as revisiting the planets that make up our solar system. We will also be investigating forces including friction, air resistance, water resistance and gravity.
This term, we will continue with PE twice weekly in school. No children will be attending swimming in Upper Key Stage 2 this half term.
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 i.e.: 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.
For PE days, please can children come to school wearing their PE kit and ensure that a jumper and tracksuit bottoms are worn on colder days as the children will have a session outside. Please also ensure appropriate footwear is worn on these days. The children will have PE on the following days:
Stingrays: Monday and Friday
Sharks: Tuesday and Friday
Dolphins: Tuesday and Thursday
The teachers in Upper Key Stage 2 are:
Mrs Briers – Stingrays class teacher and UKS2 leader
Miss Parker-Routh – Dolphins class teacher
Miss Sadler – Sharks class teacher
The adults supporting in Upper Key Stage 2 are:
Mrs Donald, Mrs Brown and Mr Marshall