Welcome to Zimbabwe class page!
Class Teacher: Miss Faulkner-Fox
LSA: Miss Boyton
In 4Zimbabwe we are always polite and listen when others are speaking. We are respectful to our peers, teachers and the environment. We are an engaged class that have positive and curious minds which help us to get the most out of our learning. We have been researching all about Zimbabwe and its beautiful landscapes, with places such as the glorious Victoria Falls and the many savannas in the area that are filled with beautiful wildlife. As the class teacher of Zimbabwe, I am very excited to spend my first year at PHA with this fantastic class and I hope they enjoy it with me!
Things to remember every day:
Filled water bottles
Each week for homework the children will be set:
- Spellings on spelling shed. The children are in different groups, so they may have different spellings from their friends. These are called the Zebra group, the Elephant group and the Leopard group. There will be a test every Friday.
- Times table practice recall on Times Table Rockstars.
- Times Table books - 1 page per week.
The links for these websites are below, and each child has had their passwords stuck into the front of their planners. If they are having trouble logging into their accounts please let me know.
When does my child have P.E?
Zimbabwe class has P.E every Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning. Please ensure that your child has the correct P.E kit in school and that all items are named.
When does my child have Key skills and what does this include?
Zimbabwe class have Key skills on a Wednesday morning. This half term the students take part in P.E, computing and french lessons.
Spring Term Curriculum Overview
Maths - We will be continuing to follow Power Maths, a UK curriculum mastery
programme, focusing on multiplication and division, where the children will be learning new written methods.
In addition, we will be focusing heavily on our Times Tables preparing for the Multiplication check coming up later on in the year.
English - This half term we will be reading 'Anglo-Saxon Boy' by Tony Bradman. This book will accompany our narrative writing focus. We will be learning to create varied sentences, incorporating grammar techniques to add cohesion.
Connected Curriculum - Our focus for the Spring term is History. Children will be learning all about the Anglo-Saxons including the ideas, beliefs and experiences of men, women and children during this period. Furthermore, children will also be learning about the struggle between the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons for the Kingdom of England.
Science - In the first half term we will be focusing on Sound followed by Electricity in the second half term.
PE - Children will have twice weekly PE sessions, taking part in a variety of sports such as football and gymnastics.
RE - Children will begin the Spring Term learning about the religion of Hinduism.
Computing - Children will learn about how to keep safe online and how to create a variety of documents using Microsoft tools.
DT/Art - In Art this term, children will be using paint to mix and match colours, explore tint, tone and shade and use colour to reflect mood. They will be looking at the work of painter David Hockney to observe colours in artwork.