Westmere Primary School

Mexico

Class Teacher: Miss Spriggs

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Bailey, Mrs Giddens-Baxter and Mr Emmins

P.E.

Our P.E. days this term are Tuesday and Wednesday. 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 Reading Scrapbook activity, which can be based around their current reading books, alternatively it can be a book of their own choosing. They also have 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.

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

Summer Term Topics

Geography- Rivers

This term, children will learn about rivers across the world. They will focus on where these are situated around the world, and the key features of them. Children will be able to identify what rivers are used for, when they are used and what importance this has.

History- Land of the Pharaohs

Travel back in time thousands of years to the river Nile, where you can learn about all the amazing people and places of Ancient Egypt. Identify the key periods of in Ancient Egypt, understand mummification, the gods and goddesses and get lost inside an Ancient Egyptian pyramid. Children will enjoy learning about the writing style and its importance within Ancient Egypt.

Other subjects

Science – Plants

Computing – Audio production

Art – Drawing and Observations

D&T – Mechanical systems

R.E. – Individual religion

Music – Reflect, rewind and replay.

M.F.L. – French

P.S.H.E. – Relationships

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