Welcome to Lion Class
Autumn 2 2019
Our Teacher is Miss Ellis
We follow 3 Golden Rules:
1. Follow instructions straight away
2. Care for everyone and everything
3. Show respect and good manners at all times
Dates for your diary:
Wow Day! - Monday 4th November 2019
Diwali Day - Thursday 7th November 2019
Anti-bullying Week - Week beginning Monday 11th November 2019
Remembrance Day Assembly - Monday 11th November 2019
Odd Socks Day - Tuesday 12th November 2019
Online Safety Day - Wednesday 13th November 2019
Children in Need Day - Non-Uniform - Friday 15th November 2019
Book Fair - Week beginning Monday 2nd December 2019
Non-Uniform Day - Friday 6th December 2019
INSET DAY - Monday 9th December 2019
Parents' Evenings - Wednesday/Thursday 11/12th December 2019
Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 13th December 2019
Pantomime Trip - Monday 16th December 2019
End of Term - Friday 20th December 2019
'Star of the Week'
Please see the photograph to find out who is our 'Star' this week - Friday 15th November 2019!
This term, our Topic is: ‘Carnival - How did it all begin?’
During this Unit of Work, children will find out how Bridgwater Carnival began. They will use questioning skills to inform their research to find out what historical event precipitated our local carnival celebration.
In History, we will find out about important people and events that led up to this potentially explosive date on our annual calendar .
We will use our learning in RE to help us understand why different beliefs within the wider Christian Church led to persecution of the Catholics, resulting in difficult relationships between some groups of people during the Seventeenth Century.
We will also research how the terrible history of the slave-trade, especially during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries, eventually led to the development of Caribbean-influenced music and dance during carnival processions throughout the world.
In English, We will explore our class novel: 'Black Powder' by Ally Sherrick, focusing on developing our reading response skills. By the end of this Unit, we will have written our own letters, stories, explanation texts and persuasive pieces. We will use our class story reading to make links to and from our ‘Carnival' topic.
In addition, we will be working hard to develop our grammar and punctuation skills. Also, we will continue to receive 10 weekly spellings each week to learn at home - spellings will be handed out each Monday and tested on the Friday of the same week.
In PSHE, we will be focusing on 'Celebrating Difference', also upon our rights, responsibilities and democracy. We will be exploring the importance of rewards and consequences and what motivates behaviour. We will also concentrate upon working on group decision making and having a voice. By the end of the Unit, we will be able to explain why being listened to, and listening to others, is important within our school community. We will also understand why being democratic is important and how it can help us feel valued.
In RE, we will be finding out about what Hindus believe and how they worship. On Thursday 7th November 2019, we will focus on the Hindu festival of Diwali during a whole-school-topic day.
This term we are doing Tag Rugby & Dance. PE lessons are on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Please make sure your PE kit is in school for these sessions. Some of our class will also benefit from an additional PE session on Thursday afternoon. During this colder time of year, it is important that children have warm PE kit - leggings, hoodies and water-proof footwear.
Lion Class pupils will receive one piece of English homework and one piece of Maths homework each week. Please support your child to complete their weekly homework tasks during this important year. Homework must be returned by Friday of each week. If you, or your child is unsure about any aspect of their home learning, please see Miss Ellis or Mrs Gunning.