Welcome to Wrekin Class!
Wrekin class is taught by Miss Fox and is supported by Mrs Al-Sadek, Mrs Garner and Miss Brown.
It is so lovely to see so many smiling faces returning to school for a very exciting summer term ahead!
This term our topic is called ‘Seaside Rescue’. We will launch our topic in our Geography lessons by discussing seaside holidays and thinking about the features of the coast. Once we have a good understanding we will start to compare the features of a coast with the features of a town, looking specifically at Shrewsbury town. This will lead us into exploring lighthouses and where they are in the country and why. In History we will then start to gather ideas about Grace Darling, a heroine of the seas! We will put together time lines or her life whilst discussing the events that made her so famous today. In our History lessons we will then learn about the Victorians and start to develop our own ideas about Victorian seaside holidays.
In English this term, we will be exploring a range of texts linked to our theme. We will initially focus on diary entries of Mr Grinling after reading the book ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’. This will include looking at the features, writing in first person, past tense and chronological order. We will then move on to non-chronological reports all about Grace Darling with a focus upon writing using historical facts, accurate dates and exciting vocabulary. Later in the term, we will write explanation texts all about how fossils are made, following a hopeful trip to find some fossils after becoming palaeontologists for the day.
To start this term’s maths, we will begin to explore fractions. We will use practical resources to recognise and find a half, a quarter, three quarters and one third of shapes and amounts. One we are secure with fractions we will move on to learn how to tell the time in order to tell and write the time to five minutes. We will also focus on the key facts about time including; knowing the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day.
The children will frequently be presented with a challenge or a problem solving activity, linked to the lesson, that aims to develop their reasoning and problem solving skills. These problems will link to the seven important problem solving skills; trial and improvement, working systematically, pattern spotting, working backwards, reasoning logically, visualising and conjecturing.
- Reading book and home link book (every day).
- PE is on Mondays and Wednesdays - children will need to bring in their full PE kit at the beginning of term. It must then stay in school until the end of term. A full PE kit includes; a white t-shirt, black or blue shorts or trousers and trainers or pumps.