Letter to Parents - April 2013
Kim and Helen welcome you to the start of the summer term. We hope that we have an enjoyable term together despite Hannah’s absence!
This letter is just to inform you of the exciting topics we will be covering in our humanities this term. We welcome any artefacts (not precious ones), posters and books you may have that the children want to bring in.
Britain Since 1948
We will be studying some amazing events from the 20th Century and will be inspired by a trip to The Museum of London.
We will be studying climates and weather patterns around the world. If the children have any photographs of countries they have visited and would like to share, they are welcome to bring them.
We will be studying the solar system and unravelling the mysteries of the universe in the style of Brian Cox!
This term Father Anthony will be taking the children to The Charterhouse to talk about the history of the area including details about the plague. We visit a variety of sites over 8 weeks and children will be note-taking and sketching to form a mini project. The children will be accompanied every session.
We are studying fiction related topics this term now that all of the exams are over. For the latter part of the term, the children will be creating reading books for their partners in the Green Room.
We continue to place great emphasis on reading throughout the school, so the Star children are expected to read a book per week; unless it is a particularly lengthy novel in which case two weeks is acceptable. The library system logs all of the books read so we are keeping track of their progress. Children have remembered to update their diaries well so far, just a quick reminder that the reading book must be left in the homework folder. Please feel free to add your own notes in the reading diary.
Other information you may find useful is:
- The Star Room will be swimming this term on a Thursday, please remember appropriate swimwear, goggles and swimming hats.
- Due to this term’s project, there will only be maths homework for the leavers.
Monday:-PE will continue in the afternoon at Golden Lane, so children will need to wear appropriate clothing and footwear (2.00-3.00pm)Wednesday:- Sports at Coram’s Fields (1.50-3.20pm)
Thursday: - Swimming at Highbury pool (09.00-10.30am)
Friday: - Tennis with Pete will continue as normal, at Golden Lane (1.30-3.10pm).
Children are expected to bring their own tennis racket and must wear trainers; it is your child’s responsibility to remember their PE kit and equipment- not yours!
Hannah thoroughly enjoyed teaching this class and was very sad to leave them in March. If you have any queries or problems, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for your continued support
Kim & Helen (Star Room Teachers)