Welcome to Class 19!
Welcome to class 19; the best class in Rotherham and indeed the world!
Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Please make sure you have your PE kit in school with you (indoor and outdoor kit).
Homework is set weekly on a Friday and is due in the following Friday. This will alternate between English and maths (set once a fortnight by your child’s maths teacher). Spellings are sent home weekly.
Every Friday spellings are collected, tested and a new set will be sent home. You will find these in our school planners. It is very important that spellings are practised and transferred into writing.
In Class 19, we are all working hard to achieve our Reading Reward. To do this, we need to read at home as much as possible to get lots of Starbucks Reading tokens. To help your child earn their reading tokens, record this when you read with them at home. Please ensure that they read at least 3 times a week but remember…the more the better! Reading will be checked every Friday but school planners should be in school every day.
What we’ve been learning
Crime and Punishment – Autumn Term
We will be focussing on the theme of Crime and Punishment from the Tudors to the 21st Century. This will start with an enquiry question based on Crime & Punishment and the following lessons will allow children to find further information in order to answer the enquiry question.
Spring Term – How did WW2 impact modern day Britain?
This term we will be learning all about World War 2 and the impact that it has had on society today. As part of our topic, the children will be learning about life during war time and imagining themselves as an evacuee, about rationing and why this was implemented and understanding all about the Blitz (to name just a few things!) We will also be looking at some more mature topics such as the Holocaust which will allow the children to work on their discussion and empathy skills.
There will be lots of cross-curricular work taking place, particularly linked to English and Mathematics.
When The Sky Falls
During this term, in English, we will be reading and studying ‘When the sky falls’ by Philip Earle…
As the Second World War escalates and bombs start to fall, Joseph is charged with protecting Adonis the gorilla in this nerve-shreddingly tense thriller based on a true story. Inspired by a true story. It’s 1940, and Joseph has been packed off to stay with Mrs F, a gruff woman with no great fondness for children.
This text links closely to our topic and will allow for lots of cross-curricular writing opportunities.
Useful Resources and Games
We are always aiming to strengthen the skills we learn at school and there is no where better to do it than at home. Dive into some of the links below and let the children show you just how amazing they are!