Class 4 2020 - 2021
Years: 5 and 6 Teacher: Miss Smalls Teaching Assistant: Mrs Pountney
Welcome to Class 4
It has been so lovely to be back in the classroom with all the children. They have been working incredibly hard and have settled straight back into Tushingham school life. We have lots happening over the next term, including our residential, end of year production and leavers service. Information and updates regarding the events will be sent to parents in due course.
Class 4 residential.
During our first week back after the half term, we will be going on our class residential to PGL Boreatton Park. This is a three-day trip, where the children will be able to enjoy a variety of activities including kayaking, archery, high ropes and challenge course. The kit list and itinerary have been sent to all families. Please contact the office if you require another one or if you have any questions.
End of year production.
This year, our class production is called ‘The X Factory’. It has some great songs and some terrible jokes, all which make for a fun and entertaining performance. All the children will receive their scripts and parts before we break up for half term. This will ensure there is plenty of time for them to practise and learn their lines, ready for rehearsals, which will start after the residential trip. Due to Covid, we are currently unsure how we will be able to deliver/share this performance with you. Once we have a better idea of what the rules and restrictions will be for the last summer term, we will put a plan together, which we will share with Class 4 families.
Year 6 leavers service.
This year, due to Covid and the uncertainty surrounding this, Chester Cathedral have made the decision to offer a year six leavers service online. Just like last year, we will watch this as a class in school.
Here at Tushingham, we are planning to hold a year 6 leavers service on the school grounds. Again, due to Covid, we are currently unsure of how we will deliver this, but once we have a clearer understanding of what the rules and regulations will be at the end of term, then we will share our plan with families.
Topics and units for the summer term*
In maths, we will be looking at the following areas:
For our geography unit, we will be learning about South America, with a close focus on the Galapagos Islands.
In RE, we will be exploring the following question ‘Can following the Golden rule reduce racism?’
We will also be looking at How the Muslim faith is expressed through family life.
During our French lessons, we will be looking at school life and then moving onto French history and culture.
For our next science unit, we will be exploring living things and their habitats. We will be describing how living things are classified into broad groups according to characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.
The books we will be using for our next literacy units will be The Selfish Giant and Island. The selfish Giant is a classic fairy-tale written be Oscar Wilde. The Island is a book which tells the story of The Galapagos Island and how life came to be. During these units, the children will look at different styles of writing and learn about a variety of features which they can use and apply to enhance their writing.
We will continue to enjoy our music lessons with Mrs Whyle. The children have been doing a fantastic job learning how to play their musical instruments and have made excellent progress.
During our PE lessons over the next term, we will be looking at basketball, netball, rounders and athletics.
*These are subject to change