Mrs Braithwaite








Mrs Braithwaite (photo to follow)

Spring Term 2018

The Spring term will be another busy term for the class.  Perhaps the most significant event of the term will be our class drama production.  A musical play titled Pirates versus Mermaids! We will be joining with Mrs Cathcart’s class for this production.  Details and the performance date will be published nearer the time.

In our literacy learning, the children will start the term by learning how to write an adventure story.  Exploring how to structure a work of fiction – setting, characters and plot all to be carefully planned and sequenced.  This will provide the children with the opportunity to apply skills learnt in the autumn term  to a major piece of writing.

In the art and design areas of the curriculum, children will design and create a book cover for their adventure story.  Art work will involve a range of mediums and we will be looking at book covers to get ideas and analyse what makes an effective and appealing book cover.

Science; another exciting topic this term, – where we will look at electricity.  Building simple circuits and hopefully this will result in children creating a switched lighting or buzzer item.

Our topic this term is based on the geography of Europe.  We will be looking at the countries of Europe, the physical features of mountain ranges and rivers, populations and to a degree the economics of the countries.  All children will undertake their own enquiry led learning project within the topic; choosing whether to focus on one country, a particular mountain range or a major European river.

P.E: It is hoped that Mr Gibson will be able to continue for a while longer with his specialist p.e. teaching and that hockey coaching will also resume.  Children must have full outdoor kit for their lessons, a jumper or sweatshirt/hoody is essential and jogger/tracky bottoms are recommended.  As always please ensure all items of school uniform are clearly named.

Spelling and times tables will continue to be the main areas of weekly homework. Children are expected to read at home and some children have guided reading to complete ready for their weekly reading sessions.

I am looking forward to another exciting term with the class.


Spelling and times tables will be the main areas of weekly homework.

I am looking forward to another exciting year with the class.

Mrs Braithwaite