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.
We hope that you all had a fantastic summer break and are ready to get stuck into the next few weeks. Our project this half term will be Scream Machine. This half term, we’ll write poems to capture the excitement of riding a roller coaster and investigate the wonders of centripetal force. After carrying out fair tests to investigate the materials used to make roller coasters, we’ll create prototype rides of our own. Let’s hope we choose the right materials! In our computing work, we’ll upload photographs of rides and examine online theme park maps. Then, we’ll use advanced techniques and commands to search for information on the internet. In English, we’ll write stories, signs and emails about theme parks and investigate forces by making a ride. We’ll design a roller coaster using software such as Scratch and look at online advertising. At the end of the ILP, we’ll write non-fiction books, using a variety of sources including online information. We’ll use software to write computer programs, and deliver a presentation to advertise a ride. Finally, we’ll make some delicious fairground food for everyone to enjoy!
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.
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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