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Gorefield Primary Academy

Gorefield Primary Academy

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Lovelace

Welcome back to the Spring term where we will be 'Walking Like an Egyptian' !

In Lovelace Class Miss D Freeburn, Mrs J McHaffie and Mrs M Hewitt work with the children.

 

This term our topic will be ‘Walk Like an Egyptian'. Initially we will be looking at the history of the Ancient Egyptians, their hierarchy, day to day life and their belief system to include the Gods. During the second half term we will explore the geography of Egypt, to include the climate, terrain and both physical and human features. We will be using this topic in English as inspiration for biographical writing, discussion texts, recounts and more whilst Art / DT will see us making canopic jars, masks and drawing portraits in the style of Mohamed Khedr.  We will also be learning about how to keep our bodies healthy in Science, including how our circulatory system works, in the first half term and then moving onto classification for the second.

 

Years five and six are important years as we prepare for the SATs and the transition into secondary school. To help the children with this please encourage them to read at home and then quiz them on what they have read. Please use ‘why’, ’how’, ‘how do you know’ and ‘what makes you think that’ as sentence starters.

 

Although we no longer have spelling tests the children are working through the Year 5 and 6 Statutory Word list.  They are encouraged to use these words, alongside the powerful vocabulary of Mrs Wordsmith, in both their English and cross curricular work.

 

The rapid recall of the multiplication tables, and their inverse, is really important in our Math's work so rehearsing them will really help.  The children can all access TT Rockstar's at home with their own log on and also access Mathsframe.co.uk to enjoy math's games and a Multiplication Times tables check.  Every week the children will attempt to progress on their times tables journey, please help them to do this by encouraging them to practice.

 

Please come to school in your PE kit on Thursdays and Fridays.

 

 

Welcome LOVELACE'S to our Autumn term.

 

Welcome to Lovelace Class, Miss Freeburn,  Mrs McHaffie and Mrs Hewitt work with our children.

 

This term our topic will be ‘Vicious Vikings Vs the Anglo Saxons'. Initially we will be looking at the history of the Vikings and how they settled in England however the second half term will see us looking at the geography of Scandinavia, which is where the Vikings hailed from.  We will be using this topic in English as inspiration for narrative writing, persuasive texts and reports whilst

Art / DT will see us making Viking shields  for our Warriors and Shield Maidens, vambraces and 3D longboats!  We will also be learning about how light travels and electricity in Science.

 

Years five and six are important years as we prepare for the SATs and the transition into secondary school. To help the children with this please encourage them to read at home and then quiz them on what they have read. Please use ‘why’, ’how’, ‘how do you know’ and ‘what makes you think that’ as sentence starters.

 

The rapid recall of the multiplication tables, and their inverse, is really important in our Math's work so rehearsing them will really help.  The children can all access TT Rockstar's at home with their own log on and also access Mathsframe.co.uk to enjoy math's games and a Multiplication Times tables check.  Every week the children will attempt to progress on their times tables journey, please help them to do this by encouraging them to practice.

 

Please come to school in your PE kit on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

 

Each term Lovelace will have homework as well as daily reading and weekly spellings to learn.  The children will be encouraged to use words learnt in their writing alongside the powerful words vocabulary by Mrs Wordsmith.

 
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