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Welcome to Puffins

Welcome back! I hope you all had an exciting Christmas holiday!

Just like our Autumn term, our Spring term is going to be extremely busy.

Our topic this term is A Grecian Odyssey. Within this topic we will be looking at the history of Greece, in particular the achievements of the Ancient Greeks and their influence on western civilisation.  We will be comparing and contrasting this period of history with that of a non-European civilisation – the Mayans. As part of our English, we will be looking at the text ‘Who let the Gods out’ to link to our work on Ancient Greece.

In Science, we will be looking at forces, earth and space where we will be encouraging child-led investigations around the scientists of this time.

In addition to our academic work, there will be lots to look forward to this term. We have our Chinese New Year curriculum week where children will learn about the culture and traditions of China and their new year celebrations. Also, children will participate in A-Life workshops which links to our Learning for Life curriculum and we have class assemblies, workshops and other events of interest. Please see our Year 5 and 6 newsletters for specific details.

We are looking forward to working closely with parents this year. In particular, there is Dad’s open afternoon and parent’s evening. Dad’s (all are welcome – including mums!) will be invited to an open afternoon to help the children create Greek shields! Please remember to collect and save any recyclable materials that the children can use.

I look forward to continue to work with you and your children during this academic year. If you have any concerns or worries about anything at all, please come and chat to me, so that we can work together to resolve the problem.

Wishing you and your children a great second term in Year 5!

Miss Beattie