Westmere Primary School

Welcome to Canada class

Class Teacher: Miss Pooley

Teaching Assistant: Miss Keeble

P.E.

Our P.E. days this term are Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child comes to school in their P.E. 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.

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 English homework, which is punctuation and grammar based, linked to their current learning. Additionally, children are expected to complete a piece of Maths homework, based on improving their basic mathematical understanding and they also have the option of practising their times tables using Times Table Rock Stars to improve their mental recall.

Please ensure your child reads at home daily (either independently or adult-led), as this is vital for developing their comprehension skills, widening their vocabulary and supporting them with their writing. The children will have two reading books – an ability book and a challenge book. Books will be changed regularly at school and should be brought in every day to be checked by an adult. Children who read more than three times per week, will gain extra playtime as a reward. For each day your child reads, their name will be entered into the Reading Raffle, where they have the opportunity to win a book each half term.

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

History and Geography

This term’s topics are: The Vicious Vikings and Earthquakes and Tsunamis.

The Vicious Vikings

Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Vikings wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores.

Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife, and fear reigned. Find out about the life of the Vikings, including how they lived and where they came from. Be a Viking and trade your crafty goods. But let’s keep it cool – we don’t want a fight breaking out!

Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages…?

Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Have you ever wondered what causes an earthquake or a tsunami? Well, come with us to learn all about the earth and its tectonic plates.

Did the land always look like it does now? What happens during an earthquake? How are earthquakes measured? Discover a wealth of knowledge as you learn all about our extreme earth.

Are you ready for a journey that you won’t forget? Come on, let’s go!

Other subjects

Science – Evolution and Inheritance

Computing – Variables in Games

Art – Viking portraits

D&T – Viking longboats

R.E. – Salvation

Music – Living on a Prayer

M.F.L. – French

P.S.H.E. – Dreams and Goals

If you have any questions or queries throughout the term, please do not hesitate to contact me via email at: canada@griffinfederation.co.uk