Welcome back! We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas break.
Our new class topic is Children in Victorian times: to launch this exciting new topic the children will explore what it would be like to be part of a Victorian classroom. This will take place on Tuesday 8th January ( the first day back) Could you please send your child with a change of clothes. These could include: dark trousers, blue,grey, black dresses, shawls, hats (including flat caps) white shirts etc... Thank you for your continued support.
Bannister Class had a wonderful Christmas party, shared with Hillary class. A big thank you to all parents who organised food for the party. Santa also managed to find time in his busy schedule to come to!!!
As we end an amazing half term, our thoughts turn to a busy Autumn two term. As we run up to Christmas , Bannister class will continue to explore the topic of Chocolate.
In literacy we are going to launch the half term by exploring War poetry, inspired by Remembrance day. Progressing from this we will explore narrative writing through Charlie and the Chocolate factory. We are excited to embrace our new Literacy writing and Reading scheme ( Collins treasure house) which will shape the classes Reading and Writing over the coming year.
In Numeracy we are embracing our new Big Math's, Math's scheme. Children are completing weekly x tables and gap challenges to help drive Numeracy forward. This term we will continue to focus on place value, x 10, 100 and the 4 operations. Year 6 children will continue to focus on Math's arithmetic and reasoning questions.
Bannister Class has had a marvellous day making their own chocolate bars. They have created a set of instructions : which have included the use of imperative verbs, adverbs, semi- colons and subordinate clauses.
A big thank you to all Bannister parents, grandparents and carers !!!!
The children have made an amazing start to the new term.
This term we are exploring the wonderful world of chocolate.
To launch our exciting new topic we will be visiting Cadbury's World! Where the children will see how chocolate is made and get to taste it!!
We will be exploring the genres of adverts, stories, explanations, biographies and reports. We will be focusing on the key skills of punctuation and how to manage a shift in tone.
Over the next few weeks we are going to embrace a new Math's scheme called 'Big Math's"
Our focus for Math's this term is place value, the 4 Math's operations, fractions and percentages. Under pinning this will be a focus on Math's reasoning problems.
Our topic this term is Chocolate. Through this we will explore the life of the Aztecs( the tribe who created chocolate) , Roald Dahl ( through Charlie and the chocolate factory), Beliefs in action ( through our R.E syllabus), creating our own chocolate bar and exploring reversible and irreversible change.
Homework in Bannister class goes home on a Friday and needs to please be in for no later than the following Thursday. Thank you.
Each child will be given weekly spellings ( sent home for the full term ) and math's work linked to what we have been working on that week. This will be sent home in a pink homework book.
Please can you ensure your child leaves a P.E kit in school, which consists of t-shirt, shorts, pumps or trainers ( jumper and joggers for out door games) P.E is now on a Tuesday pm
If you have any queries about Bannister class, please don't hesitate to contact me, either via school office email, school phone or before or after school. Our door is always open!