Welcome to Iguana class!
Our teacher is Mrs Diplock.
We will be finding out how the invention of Bronze changed the way we live. The children will discover how people used to farm, make tools and weapons and how trade began to change the structure of civilization. They will also find out about life in the settlements and hill forts looking at ancient crafts and changing diets.
We have more historical treats in store this term. The children continue on the timeline to the age of the Saxons. We begin with a whole day experiencing how the Saxons lived with lots of fun activities planned (mainly outside so be prepared). The following week we head to Kent Life to have a Saxon day with yet more adventure in store.
Over the term, the children will be researching the Bronze and Iron age using non fiction books to create an information text. We will also be exploring Saxon Myths.
The children continue using fronted adverbials and commas in their writing and 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.