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Woodchurch CE Primary School

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Blackbird Class



Welcome to Blackbird Class!


Last term, our theme was 'Rocks, Relics and Rumbles', which was a geography-based unit about volcanoes and earthquakes.  We learned about the structure of the Earth, discovered why volcanoes and earthquakes happen and the consequences of these natural disasters.  In Science, we learned about different kinds of rocks and their formation and in R.E., we answered the question, 'Why do Christians call the day Jesus died 'Good Friday?'.  In English, we read the story, 'Fergus Crane' by Paul Stewart and used the book as the basis for our writing.  


This term, our theme is 'Gods and Mortals', which is a history-based unit about Ancient Greece.  In English, we will read lots of Greek myths, describe settings and create our own mythological creatures.  In our Connected Curriculum time, we will analyse artefacts to find out about Ancient Greek life, learn about city states and think about the Ancient Greek achievements that still influence our lives today, such as democracy, architecture, theatre and the Olympics. Our Science unit is 'Light' and we will investigate light, reflection and shadows. In Maths, we will be focusing on fractions and in R.E., we will be learning about the impact of Pentecost.  We will be playing badminton and rounders in P.E. and continuing to practise our block coding skills in Computing.  In Music, we will be learning to play the glockenspiel.


Your child has logins for Times Tables Rockstars, Prodigy and Spelling Shed, which are websites that can be accessed from the links on this page and can help improve your child's times tables, Maths skills and spelling.  Also listed are some other websites that can help with times tables practice, as well as some links to other sites related to our current and future curriculum.  


This year, our drop-off and pick-up times are:  

Drop-off at the school gate: 8:30am - 8:45am

Pick-up at the school gate: 3:10pm

There will still be a one-way system in operation so please enter through the small gate and exit through the car park.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch by phoning or emailing the office or catching me at the gate after school.


Best wishes,


Miss Mayes



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