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Welcome to Mars Class!

 

Welcome,

 

The adults that work in this class are Mrs Deane (Monday -Thursday), Mrs Akers (Friday) and our HLTA is Mrs Hamblin.

 

 

Our PE days this term will be a Thursday and Friday.

Please ensure you have full PE kits in school, both for outdoor and indoor PE.  Long hair needs to be tied back and earring studs must be covered with tape, or removed on PE days.  The latter is preferable to avoid hair tangles in the classroom.

 

On a Friday, children will be given spellings to learn in an orange Spellings Book which they are expected to practice at home in the front of the book, writing each word in a sentence to show they understand the context in which to use it.  These will be tested each Thursday in the back of the book so that the results can be shared at home.

 

There is a document on this page that will provide support with a range of strategies that could be used at home to help with spellings.

 

Maths homework is given out on a Friday and must be returned to school the following Wednesday.  Please ask us if you have any questions or concerns regarding this – we are happy to help.

 

Mrs Deane , Mrs Akers and Mrs Hamblin

 

 

 

Our learning experience this half term is called All Ablaze.

 

Rationale: During this Learning Experience, the children will be told the story of the Great Fire of London. They will find out how the fire started, where it spread to, how much of London was affected and how the fire ended. They will also find out about Pepys’ experience of the fire and consider how different people might have been feeling which they will explore through their writing.  Science will focus on the uses of everyday materials, building on the knowledge gained in Year 1.  This will involve exploring the properties and suitability for purpose as they initially consider for themselves how to rebuild Pudding Lane, and then test how the shape of an object can change.

 

Hook: 

On Wednesday 6th November, the children will be given a range of materials with which to investigate and discuss the properties.

They will be given the task to rebuild Pudding Lane which will begin to make them think about why the fire spread so quickly.  They will also need to use their science knowledge of the materials to help them in the construction.  This will be a normal uniform day.

 

Outcome:  To meet a visitor from 1666 and share their rebuilt version of Pudding Lane, as well as their recounts of the Great Fire of London. We hope to also meet our local Fire Brigade and use their knowledge of the fire to ask questions about fire safety in 2019.

 

Take home task:  Keep a diary for a week of the children’s choice writing about what they have done on a daily basis and how it made them feel.

Please bring in your completed task by the Monday 16th December 2019.

 

How you can support your child at home:

  • Reading every day – a vital part of our partnership!  Please make sure you sign their Reading Record!
  • Talk about what they are learning at school
  • Helping them to learn their x2, x5, x10 multiplication facts
  • Completing weekly Maths homework
  • Working together to complete half-termly take home tasks
  • Support your child with spellings each week
  • Discuss how the children can stay safe using technology

Mars and Neptune classes have been learning about the Jewish Faith in RE and have been learning about the importance of the TORA.

Mars and Neptune classes have been learning about the Jewish Faith in RE and have been learning about the importance of the TORA.   1

Methods to support spellings at home

WEBSITES
Photos from previous learning experiences.

Mars Class Learning Experience - Sunflowers Art Work

Mars Class Learning Experience - Sunflowers Art Work 1
Mars Class Learning Experience - Sunflowers Art Work 2
Mars Class Learning Experience - Sunflowers Art Work 3
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Mars Class Learning Experience - Sunflowers Art Work 8
MUFTI DAY - Friday 6th December 2019 in exchange for a contribution towards the School Christmas Fair - Reception (Cakes), Years 1 & 2 (Sweets), Years 3 & 4 (Bottles) and Years 5 and 6 (Chocolate).
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