Welcome to the Summer Term in Class 5

Dear Class 5 parents,

Welcome back to the summer term! I have everything crossed and am really hopeful that we will be back to something much more like normal.

We have lots of exciting plans in place for the summer term. We are going to be working on an enrichment project to improve the outdoor area outside our classroom (where the children enter school in the mornings). We will be visiting the village allotments for inspiration and the children will use their independent learning skills developed over the Spring Term to consider ways we can fund and resource the project, developing their character virtues of courtesy and community. Much of our academic learning, especially in science and geography will be centered around this. We will be learning about agriculture and farming in Abbotsham, the UK and overseas, considering the impact of food miles. Science will focus on conditions for growing, as well as plant and animal life-cycles and habitats. In D&T, we will focus on seasonality and learn to make a range of dishes using seasonal, local produce, developing food preparation and cooking techniques. I have attached a knowledge organiser to help you in your discussions about your child’s learning. In RE, the big question What Would Jesus Do? will help us to understand the value of Stewardship to Christians and later in the term, we will compare the Christian idea of Stewardship with what Humanists believe about the environment.

I know all of the children are really excited to receive their Chromebooks in a few weeks time, and we are really looking forward to finding new and innovative ways to use them within and between classrooms and schools. The opportunities for independent and collaborative learning seem endless!

We are also very hopeful that we will be able to give something back to the community, having been somewhat isolated over the past year or so. All being well, we will be carrying out volunteer work with the VIPs (Abbotsham’s wonderful team of village volunteers), we will do a beach clean and our visits to church and from the clergy will resume (fingers crossed!)

In PE, the children will be developing their orienteering skills with Mr Waldron, so will need to come to school in PE kit on Tuesdays. We are also excited for Sports Day to go ahead!

I will continue to communicate and share what is going on in class using Seesaw, and I would really appreciate your support to record your child’s reading and other home learning on there so that I am able to monitor and support.
Assuring you of my best attention at all times.

Kind regards

Mrs Northcott