Welcome to the Himalayas class (year 4 and year 5). Mrs McCorrie is our teacher and Miss Lawes is our super teaching assistant.
Our topic for the first half term is the Galapagos Islands. During this, we will be learning about the habitats and various wildlife on the islands and how pollution is affecting it. Our topic fact sheet can be viewed here ________.
In English, we have been learning and writing poems about many different creatures, including trolls and ogres. In maths, we have been looking at place value. This has included ordering numbers and writing cheques – some over 1 million pounds!
Himalayas class will be taking part in swimming lessons each Thursday at Evesham Leisure Centre, so please make sure that your child has their swim kit with them. We are very lucky this year to have specialist teachers with us; coach Dan will be leading our fitness and stamina PE lessons on Tuesdays and Mrs Jones teaches us the clarinet on Wednesdays.
A piece of homework will be given out each Wednesday – this will alternate between maths and English. Also, new spellings will be given out each Thursday and tested the following Thursday. We greatly encourage regular reading and ask that children read every night and make an entry in their reading record. If this is done independently, it should also be signed by a parent/guardian.
Each half term, we also ask for one piece of topic homework. This can be chosen from the following list:
Create a poster or fact file about the Galapagos Islands.
|Research an animal that lives on the Galapagos Islands (this can be presented in a list or on a powerpoint presentation).|
Either create a device or draw and label a new invention that would help prevent plastic pollution on the Galapagos Islands.
|Make a 3D model of an animal on the Galapagos Islands.|