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.
Spring 1 2021
Text messages, emails, websites, blogs and podcasts. There are so many ways to communicate. We will learn how to set up a class blog and build a homepage on a subject of our choice. Furthermore, we will suggest ways to improve our school website, and hopefully the headteacher will listen to our ideas. We are going to discover the movers and shakers in the world of technology, the people who’ve shaped the modern world. Perhaps we might be a visionary for the next generation: build robots and circuits, break codes and investigate gadgets galore. Why not write a thriller narrative in the style of Anthony Horowitz? Then, on request from MI99, build a website for a new Spy School. What pages will it need? One for gadgets? A secret lunch menu? We'll decide. Let’s start today on Tomorrow’s World.
Autumn 2 2020
Our project 'A Child's War' gave the children the opportunity to empathise with Anne Frank's hopes and fears, writing diary entries from the point of view of a child in hiding. The children have written letters and stories about evacuees and made models of Anderson shelters. Lots of research has been conducted by the children to find out about The Battle of Britain and The Blitz. We have been very impressed with the children's desire to find out more, particularly regarding their family's history.
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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