Letter to Parents - April 2013
Summer Term in the Kite and Balloon Room
We hope you had a lovely Easter break. Welcome back to our final term! Where has the year gone?!
Robert will continue to teach science, sports and numeracy, whilst Rebecca will continue to teach all other academic subjects.
The Kites and Balloons will continue to have an amazing three and a half hours of sports each week!
Monday: PE at Golden Lane ( 9:00-10:00am) – Please note this is a new day and time for the Kites
Tuesday: Swimming takes place at Golden Lane (9:00 – 10:30 a.m.). Please note that swimming is part of the curriculum, therefore your child is expected to swim, if in school. On Tuesday May 7th, we will be having our annual swimming gala at Golden Lane, in which children will be competing in their Sport’s Day teams. Parents are most welcome to come and support the children. It will start at 9:15a.m. and will finish at 11:00a.m.
Wednesday: Sports at Coram’s Fields (1:30-3:30pm). This term the sports will be cricket, baseball and rounders and we will continue athletics.
Friday: Tennis with Pete will continue as normal, at Golden Lane ( 9:00 – 10:30 a.m for the Balloons, 10:30-12.00pm for the Kites)
It is an essential and expected part of the school kit requirement that the children provide their own tennis raquet for the lesson on Friday.
If children are not suitably attired on any day of a sporting activity, they will not be allowed to participate.
The Kite and Balloon children are still required to read a book a week. Book - changing day will remain on a Friday for the Kites and a Thursday for the Balloons, so the children will have until the following Thursday or Friday to complete the book. We do expect these books to be read within seven days, unless an extension has been agreed by us. Please ensure the reading record book is updated daily and along with their current reading book, kept in the homework folder. Our library computer software will highlight any books not returned or checked back in and the length of time the children have been reading the book!
Humanities and Science
The topics the Kites and Balloons will be covering this term are;
Geography:Ecology. The children will be thinking about the ecological issues that affect our planet and will be studying a variety of different topics, such as conservation, global warming, pollution. The children will be asked to submit a project of their choice after the May half term. The subject will be based around an endangered species.
History:The Stuarts. A wonderful topic for the children to study. They will learn why the Tudor dynasty came to an end and the changes the Stuart rulers brought to this country. This topic will also cover the English Civil War, the Plague and the Great Fire of London.
Science:Keeping Healthy. The children will be studying food groups, vitamins, how to maintain a healthy diet, the value of exercise, medicines, diseases and injuries.
On 16th May, we will be taking the children to the National Maritime Museum and the Cutty Sark in Greenwich. We have organised a literacy – based workshop on the Cutty Sark and a tour of the museum, led by us.
Here’s to a much warmer, sunny, final term!
Thank you for your continued support.
Rebecca and Robert