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New York Class

 Welcome back to the second half of the summer term.

As we venture into the last half term of the year it gives us an opportunity to reflect back on our learning so far. We have travelled an exciting learning journey this year, in particular last half term when the children enjoyed reading The Pedlar of Swaffham Legend. The standard of writing produced as a result was outstanding and showed lovely progress from the beginning of the year.

The SATs are also now behind us and the children are beginning to look forward. Year 6s are going through their transition ready to fly the primary school nest, and the year 5s are busy preparing to be our new school leaders. 

As we delve into our learning inquiry, pupils will encounter new experiences and an abundance of learning opportunities along the way.

In English we will explore stories from around the world and how they reflect different cultures.  In our writing we will be looking at features of different non-fiction texts, and writing our own based on our Topic work of volcanoes and earthquakes

In Maths we begin with discovering the different parts of a circle,
we will also be exploring how to calculate the circumference.  As always we build on and develop our calculation skills and use these to help us reason.  We will explore properties of 3D shapes and the difference between faces, edges and vertices. Children will also learn to be able to recognise a 3D shape by its net.

In addition to our weekly Samba music lessons, this term we will also be participating in Forest School. New York class will be in the forest every Tuesday for five weeks. 

Forest School is an exciting and innovative way of learning in a local woodland setting enabling the children to develop through a connection with nature. Regular, fun, hands-on activities such a den building; cooking on a fire; woodland crafts; games; nature discovery; arts; storytelling and relaxing over a long period of time help build self-esteem and practical skills. New York pupils will develop through a shared sense of place and stewardship.

PE  this term will be on Tuesday and Wednesdays.  Please ensure your child has an appropriate (and named) kit  on these days.

Note for Parents : During these increasingly warmer weeks of the year please ensure your child is suitably protected on the hotter days. Sun hats and water bottles should be brought to school and sun cream applied.