Westmere Primary School

USA

Class Teacher: Miss Sage

TA: Miss Cawthorne

 

P.E

Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit, which is suitable for outdoors (including appropriate footwear). Your child must also wear their blue federation hooded jumper. Children with long hair need to have this tied up for these lessons and any jewellery, including earrings, need to be removed.

Topic – Revolution

Are you listening, boy? What is 27 plus 45? Come on – faster now; we haven’t got all day!

Find out about super-strict schools by travelling back in time to a Victorian classroom. Make sure you’re on your best behaviour though, as punishments are unquestionably terrible!

Discover a time when great minds thought new thoughts and ingenious inventors created so many things we take for granted today: the electric light bulb, the telephone and even the first flushing loo!

Let’s forge ahead to research a time when Victoria was Queen and Albert was Prince Consort, and when some people lived in slums while others prospered.

Take on the role of an important reformer and present your good causes to the Queen. Can you gain the support of a wealthy sponsor?

Full steam ahead to the Victorian age!

Homework

Homework is sent out every Friday, and is due back in school on the following Wednesday.

Every week, children are expected to complete a piece of Reading homework, which can be selected from a variety of options from their Responding to Reading sheet. Additionally, children are expected to complete self-led Maths homework, improving skills such as mental multiplication.

Please ensure your child reads at home daily, as this is vital for developing their comprehension skills, widening their vocabulary and supporting them with their writing.

During each new big term, a topic-based homework project is set; this allows you to get creative at home with your child!

If your child is struggling with any aspect of their homework, we are always available to support them: they just need to ask.

Topic Homework – Revolution

Queen Victoria

Image courtesy of www.wikipedia.org

 

Your child has the following options for their project homework:

  • To create a fact file about significant women of the Victorian era, such as Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot or Mrs Beeton.
  • Make some simple Victorian recipes, such as Apple Charlotte, Banbury cakes and custard patties. Create a recipe book using photos of your creations.
  • Research health and medicine in Victorian times, including ghastly and deadly diseases like typhoid, smallpox, influenza and cholera. It was pretty grim!

This is due in school on, or before Monday 7th October.

Our Topic Homework Showcase is on Monday 7th October at 2:45pm, where we invite you in to see all of the wonderful things that we have been doing in our topic this term. We hope to see you there!

If you have any questions of queries throughout the term, please do not hesitate to make an appointment.