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Caythorpe Primary School

Inspiring the future

Narnia

Year 4 and 5

Mrs Hunt

Welcome to the Narnia Class

Spring Term Term (3): In Narnia and Emerald City our topic is "Why are the rainforests important to us?" 

This topic incorporates the subjects of geography and science. Children will develop their geographical vocabulary specifically relating to rainforests and learn about the features of the rainforest as well as their location in the world and the relationship of them to the equator. In science we will be learning about living things and their habitats. Children will develop an understanding of the characteristics of living organisms and why and how they are suited to the environment they live in, in articular we will research how rainforest creature have adapted to life in their rainforest layer.

The English curriculum will be taught through a topic approach wherever possible. Texts we will be using include "Window" by Jeannie Baker, "The Great Kapok Tree" and "The Shaman's Apprentice" by Lynne Cherry.

We follow the Lincolnshire Agreed syllabus for RE. This term the focus is Hinduism.

Diary Dates for Narnia

Friday 18th January - Movie Night - The Greatest Showman

Thursday 7th February - Narnia Class assembly and cake sale

Thursday 14th February - FSA disco

Friday 15th February - INSET day - school closed

Friday 1st March - Emerald City and Narnia visit Museum of Lincolnshire Life - details to follow

Thursday 7th March - World Book Day - come to school as your favourite book character

Monday 18th March - Science Week begins

Monday 25th March - Assessment week

Tuesday 2nd April - Parents evening - letters for appointments to follow

Thursday 4th April - Parents evening - letters for appointments to follow

Wednesday 1st May - Friday 3rd May - Y4 and 5 Camp Redwood residential - details and information event date to be confirmed

PE

PE kits (white T-shirt, dark shorts and plimsolls or trainers) should be in school "just in case!" and for any sports clubs. Please ensure PE kit and school clothing is clearly named.

Outdoor PE will be Net and wall games. Children will develop skills of sending a ball using a variety of techniques and applying skills to a game situation.

Year 5 will be going swimming on Wednesdays with Year 2 children. Volunteers are needed to ensure the safety of the children.Please see Mrs Hunt or Ms Turner if you are available Wednesday afternoons to accompany the children.

Homework

All children have homework books and a task sheet. Each homework task is worth points. Children should aim to complete a total of 20 points each half term. They may choose their homework task for the week from the termly list (Year 4 and 5 tasks downloadable below). Please could all homework tasks be handed in on a Thursday so we may celebrate homework together on Fridays. Remember to as creative as you wish for each task.

Reading

Children have an opportunity to change their reading books everyday. However it is helpful if reading diaries are signed to ensure children are reading, engaging and understanding what they read. Please ensure you listen to your child read regularly and sign their reading diaries.

Useful Weblinks - click the title to follow the link

 

Rainforest Information - useful for homework tasks

The Rainforest Alliance - More useful information and fun games 

Viking Quest Game - Go on a Viking Quest - Play the game of 'Viking Quest', which takes you back to AD 793. Can you build a ship, cross the seas, loot a monastery and return home to claim your prize? Your chief has set the challenge, it's up to you to respond.

Victorious Vikings - a useful homework page!

Anglo-Saxon Game - a fun, interactive history game! Flash player is needed to play.

Who were the Anglo-Saxons - Great Homework help here

More Anglo-Saxon facts

Bitesize Science KS2 Want to know about how our world and all the things in it work? We look at materials, energy, light and sound; and, even observe humans, plants and animals in this section.

Science Clips - explore the science investigations

Homework Help - an excellent site for all matters of homework

Play Mummy Maker -  Click the link to enter the embalmer's workshop, where you are to prepare the body of Ramose, officer to the king, for burial.The chief embalmer, Kha, will be watching your work closely. Complete your task perfectly, or he will be denied paradise.

Homophones - Practise spelling tricky homophones by playing this game.

Find out more about mummification here!

Football and Netball Results

Keep up to date with our league positions at Sporting Success

 

 

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