Westmere Primary School

USA

Welcome to USA class.

We are made up of Year 4 and Year 5 pupils, who all work extremely hard. Our teacher this year is Miss Hardstaff, and our teaching assistants are Mrs Roffe and Miss Keeble.

Reading

Please ensure your child reads at home, daily, as this is vital to them developing their comprehension of text, widening their vocabulary as well as supporting them with their writing.  If your child reads at least three times a week, they will receive a reward of extra playtime on a Friday.  For each day they read at home, their name will also be entered into a draw to win a book which will take place at the end of each half term.

PE

Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit, which is suitable for outdoors (including appropriate footwear). Your child must also wear their blue federation hoodie. Children with long hair need to have this tied up for these lessons and any jewellery, including earrings, need to be removed. Please also send a coat for playtime.

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 piece of Reading homework, which can be selected from a variety of options from their Responding to Reading sheet. Additionally, children are expected to complete self-led Maths homework, improving skills such as mental multiplication (using Times Table 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!