Welcome to Hazel Class
Welcome to Hazel class. Your teachers are Mrs Schneider and Mrs Chagtai. We are very much looking forward to the year ahead!
We are learning
Our topic this term is ‘Ancient Egypt’. We will be exploring the mummification process, the role of hieroglyphs as a means of communication, the importance of gods and goddesses in Ancient Egyptian times and we will be researching the discovery of Tutankhamun.
In English we will be reading ‘Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. We will be ‘writing to inform’ by exploring newspaper and non-chronological reports, news broadcasts, letters and information texts.
In Maths we will be moving on to developing our knowledge and understanding of multiplication and division, as well as building on our understanding of addition, subtraction and rounding numbers.
In Science we will be investigating Electricity. We will begin by finding out where electricity comes from and how to be safe around electricity before moving on to identifying the parts of an electrical circuit. We will be conducting a variety of scientific investigations, including constructing our own Iron Man, complete with eyes that light up!
Homework is given out on Fridays and is collected the following Wednesday.
Each half term we will send home a week by week planner for the spellings (tested on Fridays) and for the Topic or English work. The maths will be sent home each week to match up with our learning in class.
Spellings and times tables will be tested every Friday morning. It is important that the children practise regularly at home.
PE will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday. The children are expected to have a full PE kit in school including a t-shirt in their house colour, shorts or jogging bottoms, clean socks and suitable trainers. As we are rapidly approaching the winter months, children should have a suitable jumper for outside PE (the children are not permitted to wear their school uniform jumpers during PE lessons).
Forest School begins on Friday 9th November. A letter has been sent home to inform you of the clothing requirements. The children will need to ensure they have plenty of layers, including a hat and a pair of gloves.
Parents Evenings are due to take place on Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th November. Please ensure you have accessed the online booking system to make your appointment. If you are unable to attend parents evening, please do let us know so an alternative arrangement can be made. If you need further information or support regarding the use of the online booking system, please do contact the school office.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us on our class email addresses if you have any concerns or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to speak to us directly about anything, then after school when you pick your child up is the best time.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Schneider and Mrs Chagtai