Hawkstone Class Spring 2019
Class Teacher: Mrs Markland covering for Mrs S O’Hara
Teaching assistants: Miss Jones and Mrs Row
This term the children in Hawkstone class are learning about 'Achievemnts and Legacies'.
We have linked this work to the History topic of The Romans.
As part of our work this term we visited Chester to look at the Roman Museum and exlpore evidence of what the Romans left behind.
You can see some of the things we were able to explore in the museum web page, following this link:
We will be creating plays, enjoying some Roman legends and writing some information texts about Romans.
Spelling, punctuation and grammar continue to be some of the essential ingredients for high
standards of writing. Please ensure your child practises their weekly spellings at home.
All of the class are working hard to extend their vocabulary choices. Please encourage your child to identify new words in their reading books and to find out what they mean.
I would be very grateful if you could ensure that someone listens to your child read aloud and records this in their reading diary. I appreciate how busy everyone is so if this causes any problems let me know so we can offer your child support in school.
During the Spring term we will be working on all aspects of the Mathematics curriculum continuing with work on written and mental calculation methods before moving on to learn about area, fractions and finally decimals.
It is essential that your child continues to learn and practise their multiplication tables so that by the end of this year they can confidently and very quickly recall every multiplication table fact up to x12. It is also expected that children know all the key facts level 1-4 by the end of the year. There are many ways to help your child learn them including music CD’s, apps or simple repeated practice. There will also be activities on My Maths and TT Rock Stars to support children.
For science we will be learning about forces and sound.
In our art lessons, the children will be creating some mosaics and claywork in the Roman style.
We will be learning about Roman army life, Pompeii and the impact of the Roman invasion. In geography, Hawkstone class will learn about the extent of the Roman Empire.
Please support your child with any homework tasks that are set. Your child should be reading to an adult at least 4x per week. Spellings are set on a weekly basis, and each child is given a practice sheet to bring home every Monday.
At times, there will be additional homework activties to compliment work that has been tackled in class. Please encourage your child to complete these activities as fully as possible and submit homework on time.
Please be mindful that I start teaching at 9am. If you have any concerns regarding your child, you are very welcome to call in to see me or telephone before 8.30 or after 3.30. Please also be aware that I will contact you if I have any concerns about the behaviour or progress of your child.
7.1.19 PD day
8.1.19 New year lunch
5.2.19 Chinese New Year lunch
14.2.19 Parent’s Evening
15.2.19 Non-Uniform – charity fundraising
18.2.19 Half term
7.3.19 World Book day (dress up as book character)
25.3.19 ASSESSMENT WEEK
12.4.19 Easter lunch
15.4.19 Easter holidays
Due to staff absence, there will be no Year 3 and 4 concert this term. However, each class will be working on an outcome linked to their theme which will be shared with parents and the wider community.
PE is on Mondays and Thursdays.
Please ensure your children has both indoor and outdoor P.E kit in school on both days.