Hawkstone Class Summer 2019
Class Teacher: Mrs S O’Hara and Miss Marshall
Teaching assistants: Miss Jones
Welcome back to an exciting and busy summer term! Our theme this term is ‘Eurovision’ so to kick start our learning the children will be developing their locational knowledge in geography, starting in Shrewsbury and gradually travelling further afield. We will also have fun listening to hits from the Eurovision song contest, and discuss the politics behind the voting. The children will be taking a trip to the iconic Abbey in Shrewsbury to learn about it’s wealth of spirituality, architecture and history (they will also get the chance to dress up as a monk!) This is linked closely to the children’s RE studies and art work this term. The highlight of the term is our history topic. The children will be immersed into the social and cultural importance of the ‘Swinging Sixties’ from studying The Beatles to developments in 20th century technology, experiencing a 60’s school dinner and learning ‘The Twist’ Great fun to be had by all!
In English this term our focus for the first half of the term is poetry. Hawkstone class has joined forces with Michael Rosen and the LitFilm Fest to create their own poems based on the idea of ‘play’ and use their individually-written poems to produced a collaborative, filmed final poem.
In addition we will look at stories from other cultures with a particular focus on the difficult and emotional stories surrounding the journeys of refugees. This will provide rich opportunities to produce a variety of writing genres and to debate some of the important issues raised through our reading and research.
In Maths this term we are focusing on decimals, measurement (including money), Geometry (shape) and continuous revision of calculation methods.
There will also be plenty of opportunity for the children to apply their knowledge and understanding within a range of problem solving activities.
As mentioned above, we are delving into the music and countries surrounding Eurovision in Geography this half term.
History will take over for the 2nd half of the term where the children will conduct an in depth study of life in 60’s Britain.
Cross curricular opportunities include looking at the work of Andy Warhol and the children creating their own Pop Art, PE lessons will compare differences in lesson styles and of course learning some groovy 60’s dance moves!
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.
25th May - 1st June Half Term
3rd June - PD Day
14th June - Summer Fair
19th June - Sports Day
1st July - Whole School Move Up Day
4th July - Area Sports
11th July - Open Evening for Parents
19th July - End of Term
PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Please ensure your children has both indoor and outdoor P.E kit in school on both days.