Westmere Primary School

Portugal

Welcome to Portugal class!

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.

The ExplorerWelcome the mysterious Maya! This term our topic focus is all about the Mayan Civilisation. Get ready to explore this unique civilisation and country of Mexico, from its towering temples and stunning geography to the history of the Ancient Maya.  Discover their mysterious world with their Gods and curious rituals. Feeling artistic and creative? We’ll be designing and making Mayan masks and creating our own weaving in traditional patterns and design.

Our class reading book this term will be “The Explorer” by Katherine Rundell.  It is an exciting new novel about a group of children who must survive in the Amazon after their plane crashes. Fred, Con, Lila, and Max are on their way back to England from Manaus when the plane they’re on crashes and the pilot dies upon landing. …

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.