Welcome to Hambleton Class
Welcome back to a thoroughly packed Summer Term where the weather is finally looking much brighter – let’s hope it is here to stay! Hambleton’s learning will be led by Mrs Hicks who is ably assisted by our wonderful TA, Mrs Fenn (and Mrs Chapman on a Wednesday afternoon).
Our theme this term continues to be ‘PEASANTS AND PESTILENCE’ where we will be joined by Percival the Peasant. Our focus will be learning about the Black Death, its symptoms, causes and treatments and a science focus on Living Things, including Animals and Humans.
As creative writers, our writing will include creating a short story about life during the Black Death, recounts and non chronological reports, arguing and persuading about planning permission for a new plague free village.
As mathematicians we are going to continue to ‘crack’ our times tables with our once a week challenge. We will be using our 3D net knowledge and understanding to create and ‘build’ a new village, calculate the cost of bricks, cladding, paint and carpet and plan a new garden area for the village.
In Science our work will include learning about the life cycle of humans and plants, and more about the human body including, blood, the heart and circulation, and nutrients, diet and exercise. Towards the end of term we will be looking at how we are beginning to change as we head towards puberty.
InRE we will focus on Whose World Is It? The children will explore the question about how the world was created and issues around the relationship between humans and the environment. They will learn about the beliefs of Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus as well as exploring scientific views about how the world began. They will focus on how the beliefs that faiths hold may determine how followers relate to, and care for, the natural world. They will consider a variety of views conveyed through text such as different creation stories, Psalms, songs and poetry. The children will be encouraged to think for themselves about how and why the natural world is important to them and why they should care about what happens to it.
Finally a quick reminder that PE is on a Wednesday afternoon and that they will be outside on a Wednesday, weather permitting. Appopriate outdoor clothing is required together with a change of socks, a cap, water bottle and sunscreen.
There will be lots of other exciting learning opportunities this term for your children and as always we greatly appreciate your help and support. If you have any special skill you would like to share or would just like to come in and give a helping hand you are always welcome!