Holbeach St Marks Primary School

St Lucia

Welcome to St. Lucia class.

We are made up of Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 pupils, who all work exceptionally hard. Our teachers this year are Mrs Richardson and Miss Buck. We also have in class with us Mrs May, our Teaching Assistant.

As a church school and family, Christianity is at the heart of everything we do – we are all kind, caring and friendly, and we look after each other.

Reading

Your child will bring home two reading books, an ability book (linked to your child’s current reading level) and a challenge book. Please ensure your child reads at home, daily, as this is vital to them developing their comprehension of text, widening their vocabulary as well as supporting them with their writing. If your child reads at least three times a week, they will receive a reward of extra playtime on a Friday. For each day they read at home, their name will also be entered into a draw to win a book, which will take place at the end of each half term. Each week the children in our class will receive a piece of reading homework that will go into their reading scrapbook at school – this homework will be related to the book that they are currently reading.

PE

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. 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 hoodie. Children with long hair need to have this tied up for these lessons and any jewellery, including earrings, needs to be removed. Please also send a coat for playtime.

Summer Term Topics:

Geography – Rivers

Our Geography topic this term is Rivers.  We will be learning about how rivers are formed (including looking at the water cycle), and how they are used.  Using maps, we will be locating famous rivers in Europe and America.  We will track each of the rivers from the mouth to the source using maps.

History – Land of the Pharaohs
Our History topic this term is Land of the Pharaohs.  We will be learning about how Ancient Egypt began and who ruled.  We will compare life in Ancient Egypt to life today and also make comparisons between beliefs of different religions today and the gods and goddesses the Ancient Egyptians worshipped.

Science

This term our Science topic is Living Things and Their Habitats where we will learn about the life processes living things experience.

Children will be sent home with a knowledge organiser with information about each topic. We encourage them to learn this information at home, as well as carry out any additional independent research in order to further develop and enhance their knowledge and understanding of the topic areas being covered.

If you have any questions or concerns, please come and see us, or, alternatively you can email us at stlucia@griffinfederation.co.uk.