Welcome to Iguana class!
Our teacher is Mrs Diplock.
We are going to go back in time and find out about how the prehistoric people lived and survived. In our topic we are going to discover how the Stone Age people developed through the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic period.
The children will be learning about Tools and Weapons, how prehistoric man developed from ‘hunter gather’ to ‘farmer’, Stone Age shelters and much more.
We have started the term with an experience day, where the children built a Stonehenge out of cereal boxes. Made stone age paint, creating some wonderful artwork and thought about how to attach an axe head to a stick without using glue.
Over the term, the children will be researching the stone age using non fiction books to create an information text. They will learn how to build a shelter and write clear instructions for the task. Right now, the children are enjoying writing a story about a young boy who unexpectedly travels back to the stone age.
The children are focusing on using fronted adverbials and commas in their writing. They will also be learning how to punctuate direct speech with inverted commas.
Spelling and Timetables
Children have a weekly spelling and timetable test. New spelling lists and a maths based activity will be sent home on the Friday to be tested the following Friday.
Spellings will usually focus on specific spelling rules. Please discuss the rule with your child and encourage them to find out the meaning of the word if they are unsure.
Supporting your child at home...
Reading – Children should be reading at home at least 5 times a week. Please listen to your child read regularly and discuss their reading with them. Please sign your child’s reading record and ensure that they bring their book to school every day.
Reading Bingo is going well, many children have won a bookmark and one has managed to complete the whole sheet - BINGO!
This term we will have PE on a Monday.
The children will also have forest school or swimming every Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure they have all the appropriate labelled kit/clothing.