Westmere Primary School

Spain

Class teacher: Miss S. Wells (am) and Mr J. Piraino (pm)

Teaching assistants: Mr J.Piraino (am), Mrs E. Neal and Miss E. Bloomfield

Welcome to Spain class,

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.

Every week, children are expected to complete a piece of Reading Homework, which can be selected from a variety options from the homework sheet. Homework is expected to be handed in school on Thursday and is peer marked during the afternoon. Additionally, children are expected to complete self-led Maths homework improving skills such as times tables (using TT Rockstars).

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. The children will receive an extra play if they read at least 3 times a week.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us through our class email address (spain@griffinfederation.co.uk). We want your child to be safe and happy, and enjoy school. Finally, keep checking back for updates to our webpage and Facebook page.