Welcome to Red Class!
Summer Term in Red Class!
This term our topic is Rivers. We will be investigating the River Stour and also finding out about the features of rivers. We are hoping for some sunny weather so that we can do some river sketching too!
Everybody is starting to get excited about our residential trip to Pencelli. We are all busy practising our bed making and sandwich making skills ready for our week away.
Geography fieldwork in Alfred's Tower Woods.
Red Class visited the woods around Alfred's Tower to investigate how they were the same as the Amazon rainforest.
We did this by comparing land use and features. We were able to identify the Emergent Layer, Canopy, Understory and the Forest Floor.
We also had to use map reading skills to identify and follow the path we needed to follow to get to the Hill Fort.
After arriving successfully at our destination, we had time to build some dens and make forest art structures.
Red Class Homework.
Red Class have homework set every Monday and Thursday. On a Monday we set a maths task (usually from a workbook) and this has to be handed in the following Monday. On a Thursday we set an English task (usually from a workbook) and this has to be handed in on the following Thursday. We will try to mark the homework together in class.
Sometimes we may set projects and give the children a few weeks to complete these tasks.
As well as this we expect all children to try to read every day for at least 10 minutes. Even though the children often like to read independently we would like an adult to hear them read at least once a week at home.
Every week the children will also have spellings to practise which will be tested on a Friday. We would also like the children to practise multiplication facts regularly.