Welcome to Pioneer's Class Information
Here you will find out about homework and spellings, information about what we are learning in class, as well as photographs of us enjoying our time at school. We will also add any upcoming events and trips that the children will be taking part
in. We hope you enjoy reading our class page.
Autumn 2 2020
We hope that you all had a brilliant half-term break and are ready for what the next few weeks brings. Our new project is 'A Child's War':
A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover. It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory. Read the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding from the terrifying storm troopers in a secret annexe, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears. Make do and mend. Cook up a family meal from meagre rations. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sunk ships. And, as peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says ‘It’s an unconditional surrender.’
We have got some great sports coaches in school at the moment so the children will be very active throughout the week. In Pioneer’s Class this will include: karate, athletics and multi-skills.
Autumn 1 2020
Our project Scream Machine gave the children lots of fantastic opportunities. They have written poems to capture the excitement of riding a roller coaster and investigated the wonders of centripetal force. After carrying out fair tests to investigate the materials used to make roller coasters, they decided which materials would be the most suitable for a water ride. In English, the children have written stories, signs and emails about theme parks At the end of the project, they wrote fact files using non-fiction books and a variety of sources including online information.
The children are expected to read at least five times a week,
practice their spelling and times tables. Additionally, children can complete the home learning ideas related to the current project.
Spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Children will be put into spelling groups so will be aware of which spellings they need to practice. Some of the children will have experienced these spellings last year however repeating these will allow the children to become more confident at spelling these words.
Reading at Home
The children are expected to read at home at least five times a week. Reading diaries will be handed in and checked on a Monday. If they have read five times in a week they will receive two Dojo points and if they have read seven times (every day) they will receive three Dojo points.
The children will be given a short mathematics test every Friday. This will sometimes include times-tables however it may also include addition, subtraction and division questions. In order to answer the multiplication and division questions correctly I would like the children to regularly practice times-tables at home.
Children can now log on to Times Tables Rock Stars.
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