Welcome to Class 5 with
A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take Cover!
It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make their long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory.
Read the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding from the terrifying stormtroopers in a secret annexe, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears.
Make do and mend – and cook up a family meal from meagre rations. Delve deep into a bygone era, where loose lips sunk ships.
And, as peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says, “It’s an unconditional surrender!”
A big welcome back to school and I hope we are all looking forward to a new term, with lots of exciting learning opportunities ahead of us.
During this autumn term we shall be looking at the history of Britain during World War 2. We will cover lots of topics including evacuation, rationing, the Home Front, The Blitz and The Battle of Britain. The children will learn why the war started and who the Allied and Axis powers were.
In Maths, we will spend the first term consolidating Place Value knowledge which is key to making progress in Maths. We will also look at multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. The children will have chance to practice their column addition and subtraction skills. Please ask your child what they have been learning and encourage them to share this with you.
In Literacy, we will be writing letters from an evacuee child back home, a diary in the style of Anne Frank and an adventure story based on the Blitz. We will also look at recipes used during wartime and writing biographies of key wartime figures.
Don’t forget that the children can access Active Learn at home where they can play games and complete activities on Bug Club, Spelling and Grammar bug, and Abacus! They can also access Times Table Rockstars from home to practice and improve upon their times table knowledge.
PE will be on Mondays and Tuesdays. Please ensure correct kits are in school on these days. Kits should consist of a t-shirt, shorts/ jogging bottoms and trainers. Mr McPhail will lead the PE lesson on Tuesday, along with Miss Wilson.
We will be continuing with our creative homework approach. Last term was a huge success with many pupils bringing in projects that they had completed at home. Thank you for all your support with this.
Maths homework will go out on a Monday and is due in the following Monday. This follows something that we have done in class that week. I would encourage that the children have a go at it as soon as possible and then come to see me if they have any concerns.
Guided reading activities are continuing this term. Your child will be asked to read a text and then given a follow up task to complete in their reading journals. Children should be listened to read every day for about 10 minutes. Please write a comment in your child's reading diary where they can earn DoJo points in class.
I am very much looking forward to the term ahead and I would like to thank you all for your support and hard work thus far.
Kind regards, Miss Summerfield.