Dear Parents and Carers,
We hope you all had a fantastic half term break and all the children are feeling refreshed and ready for a hardworking and fun half term.
Firstly I would like to congratulate the children on a fantastic week in Hathersage. The children experienced some fantastic views and got a real feel for the outdoors. They learnt lots about the environment and about themselves.
We will be holding an assembly for parents on Wednesday 7th November at 9.10 a.m., where we will share some of our many experiences from the week. We have poetry about our thoughts, historical drama about the plague in Eyam, a photo story of the week and we have even created a song as a class. There are lots more photos to look at below.
As part of our class topic we will be studying the settlements of Hathersage, Underwood and Eyam. This will include history work about Eyam and the plague during 1665.
Some of the mathematics areas to be covered during this half term will be number bonds, addition and subtraction, place value, multiplication and division, time and fractions. We will also be doing some interesting maths investigations to challenge and make the children think.
We will be making strong links with our Geography and History work and the text types we will be focussing on will be recounts, diaries, information text, poetry and explanatory text.
Please could you make sure that P.E. kits are brought to school on Monday of each week and that all P.E. clothing is named. This half term we will be focussing on Tag Rugby and Netball.
During science lessons we will be learning about materials and finding out about solids, liquids and gases. This will include a number of exciting investigations.
In R.E. we are going to be looking at the incarnation of God and the Christmas story from the point of view of Mary. We will also be looking at the Hindu Festival of light Diwali.
We are going to be learning to use spread sheets and investigate hardware.
In art lessons we are going to sketch and create some interesting multimedia pictures of Hathersage.
We will be learning some new songs and performing a song about Hathersage.
We are going to be planning and making some Christmas crafts to sell at the Christmas Fair.
During French lessons we will be learning language linked to school.