Westmere Primary School

Portugal

Class teacher: Mrs L. Richardson (am) and Mrs R. Timmins (pm)

Teaching assistants: Mrs A. Bailey and Mr T. Magnus

Our values in Portugal class: learning, listening to each other, working together, and never giving up.

Welcome to Portugal class!

This term, we will be learning about Evolution and Inheritance in our science sessions and Vikings in our main topic sessions.

Who are we? How did we evolve? What are our inherited and acquired traits? Are you tall like Mum? Are you grey haired like Dad? Let’s investigate our genes! Take a look at your family, who are you like?

Who were the Vikings? Where did they come from and why did they invade? Let’s travel back in time and investigate the lives of the people who invaded our country.

Other important information:

PE is on a Monday and Friday. Please ensure your child has the full and weather-appropriate PE kit with them on these days, including our federation hoodies. Children with long hair should have their hair tied up, and any earrings, watches or other jewellery needs to be removed.

Reading homework will be set on Thursdays and will be due in the following Thursday.  Through the week, times tables (using TT Rockstars) should be practised.

Reading should take place every night (this can be to an adult or independently). Daily reading is vital to children developing their comprehension of text, widening their vocabulary, and furthering their ability to write well. Books will be changed regularly at school and should be brought in, with the reading record, every day to be checked.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do come and speak to us. We want your child to be safe and happy, and enjoy school. Keep checking back for updates to our webpage and don’t forget to visit Edi’s blog for the latest news!