Westmere Primary School

Portugal

Welcome to Portugal class!

It has been wonderful to welcome the children back to school after the Easter Holiday. Our Teaching Assistants this year are Mrs Curson , Mrs Emmins.  and Mrs Frear.

P.E. :P. E. will be on a Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child is dressed in P.E. kit on those days.

Homework: Homework will come home on a Friday and needs to be returned by Tuesday. The children have their Reading Records for you to record when you hear them read at home. We will change their books in line with current guidance. Please hear them read at home as much as possible.

English: Our Curriculum for the Spring Term begins with Biographies. The children will be focusing on their writing skills to develop their knowledge and understanding of grammar and vocabulary. Our Class Novel is The Girl Who Stole an Elephant.

Maths The Summer Term focuses on  following the White Rose Curriculum. We begin with Multiplication and then continue with Fractions and Decimals including Money. The children will go onto investigate Measurement. They will continue to practise their multiplication skills through T.T. Rockstars.

Topic:  This term’s topics are: Water, Water Everywhere and The Americas.

Water, Water Everywhere

Grab your wetsuit! We’re going deep into an underwater world of incredible coral and mysterious sea creatures. Head to your local aquarium and learn about life in the ocean. Can you pick a favourite fish, plant or animal? Time to go a little deeper into our seas. Make a model deep-sea submarine that can withstand great pressure and travel to the deepest, darkest places on Earth. Make sure you test it first! What are those bright lights in the distance? It’s a group of bioluminescent sea creatures! Look closely and create a colourful, 3D art exhibition when you rise to the surface.

Flippers on? Snorkel ready? Let’s head into the blue abyss…

The Americas

Buckle up, sunglasses on – we’re going on a road trip across the good old US of A!

Meet many Native Americans – the Chickasaws, the Cherokees, the Creeks, the Choctaws… Learn about their traditions, customs and lifestyles. Are any of their customs similar to those we’ve learned before? Tuck in and taste some delicious Mexican food – you might even make your own! Delve deep into the nation’s rainforests and create unimaginable collages and watercolour landscapes.

It’s going to be a long ride, put the roof down and let the wind blow through your hair – we’re off!

Science We are investigating Living things and their Habitats this term.

P.S.H.E. Our curriculum focuses on Relationships.

R.E. The children will be learning about the expression of Christian beliefs through  Art.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask and we will be only too happy to answer them and help in any way that we can.

Miss Ashby and the Portugal Class team.