Westmere Primary School

Portugal

Welcome to Portugal class!

It has been wonderful to welcome the children back to school this September. Our Teaching Assistants this year are Mrs Curson and Mrs Emmins. Mr Richardson joins us on a Thursday afternoon and all-day Monday.

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 Autumn Term begins with Persuasive Texts. They will also use the book The Journey to develop their narrative skills. In addition, the children will be focusing on writing skills to develop their knowledge and understanding of grammar and vocabulary. Our Class Novel is The Girl Who Stole an Elephant.

Maths Our Maths for the Autumn Term initially focuses on Number and Place Value following the White Rose Curriculum. We will then move onto Calculations, Properties of Shape and then Statistics. The children will develop their multiplication skills through T.T. Rockstars.

Topic:  This term’s topic is Anglo-Saxon and Scots Settlers. Big and strong, powerful, and brave, the Saxons wave their battles 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 Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Choose to be a Saxon 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…?

Science We begin our science exploration this year through the Topic of Forces.

P.S.H.E. Our curriculum focuses on Being Me in My World. The children will be exploring ways to keep positive attitudes and their responsibilities as part of a team.

R.E. The children will be learning about aspects of Hinduism.

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.