Welcome to Shark Class!
In Shark Class we love learning and finding out new things.
We think it is important to respect, support and look after each other.
In shark class we work to develop a positive mindset and understand that we learn from mistakes,
persevere and enjoy a challenge!
Start of Spring Term 1: Monday 7th January
Clubs begin: Monday 14th January
Parents’ Evening week: 28th January – 1st February
Elmer Mufti: Friday 15th February
Half term: 18th – 22nd February
Start of Spring Term 2: Monday 25th February
Seal Class Assembly: Friday 1st March (2.40pm)
World Book Day: Thursday 7th March
Red Nose Day: Friday 15th March
School Photos: Monday 25th March
End of Spring Term 2: Friday 5th April (1.30pm finish)
Spring Term - Great Fire Fiasco
Through our topic work we will investigate the events of the Great Fire of London by looking at how life has changed over time, using books and websites. The children will find the location of the Great Fire and understand how it spread. Our Science investigation will include exploring the suitability of different materials. The children will learn a range of songs about the Great Fire of London and learn to sing in rounds. During our DT lessons, the children will be designing and making their own ‘fire engine’ that would have helped put out the fires in the Great Fire of London. The children will also be designing and creating their own house using a variety of materials. In art, the children will be experimenting with tones and printing to create their own painting of a scene from the Great Fire of London.
This term, our English work will be based on the events of the Great Fire of London. The children will be learning about real events through reading a range of information texts and through writing their own newspaper reports and poems. The children will experience writing for different purposes and different audiences. We will focus on segmenting spoken words into phonemes and representing these by graphemes to spell many correctly. They will be evaluating their writing by checking that their writing makes sense, editing for accuracy and improvement and peer-assessing. The children will continue to learn new terminology within grammar sessions, which will focus on sentence types and punctuation and ensure that they use these correctly and consistently through their non-fiction writing. They will also learn to use the past and present tenses correctly and how to add suffixes to spell longer words, including -ment, -ness, -ful, -less, -ly.
The children will be increasing their ability to recall all their number bonds for 10, 20 and 100 and their times tables. The children will develop their understanding of addition and subtraction and use their reasoning skills
to solve problems. They will learn different methods for adding and subtracting, including the use of the number line and the column method. They will regularly practice their mathematical skills so that they can become efficient at solving mental problems.