Welcome to Class 5 with Miss Platts!
Welcome to the amazing magical world of potions and their properties…
Now scientists, beware! There are some powerful and deadly potions out there – dangerous, unpredictable or plain tragic (just ask Romeo and Juliet!)
Use what you know about materials and their properties to create incredible potions in the mini wizard’s class.
Feeling sleepy? Hmmm- that orange juice did taste a little strange…
So I bet you’re wondering what a potion is!
Potion: a poison, a mixture, an aromatic brew, vapour, a liquid or sticky goo.
So get your mixing spoon and hat ready and let’s dive into the mystical world or potions…
A big welcome back to school and I hope you have all had a lovely break. We are now in the Autumn term, I am looking forward to the new term with lots of exciting learning opportunities ahead of us.
During this Autumn term our topic will be Potions which is all about the world’s seas and oceans. We will cover lots of different things: discussing famous plays and stories, making our own bath bombs, science investigations and solid liquid and gases. The children will learn about world famous scientists and look at different artists and their work.
In Maths, we will spend this term looking at timetables, place value, addition, subtraction and time. The children will have chance to use TT Rockstars and Reflex maths to practise and master their multiplication and
division skills. Please ask your child what they have been learning and encourage them to share this with you. In Literacy, we will be writing an alternative ending to a story, creating chronological reports and even make our own spell.
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. This is a really good tool to use if your child doesn’t yet have quick recall of multiplication and division facts and can be played for just a couple of minutes each day. I will give DoJo points out in class when children have accessed this home learning.
Our PE days this term. PE days are on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure correct kits are in school on these days. Kits should consist of a t-shirt, shorts/ jogging bottoms and trainers.. Please send children with outdoor clothing, as if the weather is good we will be doing our PE lessons on the field.
Homework: Maths and spelling homework will go out on a Friday and is due in the following Friday. This will generally be focussed on times tables or revising what we have been doing in class that week. Concentrating on these arithmetic types of questions and ensuring that all children have a good understanding of the methods. 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.
Ideally, children should be listened to read 3 times a week. Please write a comment in your child's reading diary where they can earn DoJo points in class. We now have a competition where children can gain certificates for reading at home.
I am very much looking forward to the term ahead. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to come in and see me. I look forward to meeting you all.
Kind regards, Miss Platts