Welcome to Raven Class
This year the Ravens will be taught by Mrs Brown and supported by Mrs Epton. We are a mixed 5/6 class and Mrs Brown has an exciting year ahead planned for us. We have an open door policy and if for any reason you need to talk to either myself or Mrs Epton, you will always find me outside class at 8.30am. Please come and have a chat and say hello.
I will handout spellings each week and I expect the children to make a real effort to learn them. They will have a spelling challenge at the end of the week and we always try to up our scores. My Maths homework is set every week. If you lose your log in, please come and see me and I will print you out another. The children count daily, and I would really appreciate your help with their times tables. The more they count at home, the easier it becomes in class.
Topics this year will include;
We love to come to class prepared and I ask that all children leave their PE kit in the cloakroom for the full term. During the winter months it is advisable to have both indoor and outdoor trainers. We will be using the field and we will get muddy. PE in term 6 will be on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon but I will always aim to get the children out as much as possible. Having kit in school ensures no child misses out. PE this term will be with Mr Parish on a Thursday and Tim for cricket on Wednesday. We have offered cricket in Term 6 for the last 2 years and the children have really loved it.
In Tern 6 Forest School will be on Thursday mornings. Every child needs to have their arms and legs covered and if possible bring in their own suitable outdoors shoes. As the weather warms up, a light long sleeved t-shirt would be perfect.
We are extending out work on Dragons as the children have so much still to explore. We will be designing our own Pokemon style evolving dragons and detailing their powers as they evolve into something new. We will be making our own shields for PE and thinking about the effects on fire and ice on materials. All dragon themed of course. We will be writing newspaper reports, our own stories based loosely around the Reluctant Dragon and using coordinates in maths and I'm hoping to build our own game of Battleships in the classroom.
This term also sees the return of the Moon Buggy Mission! We will start in week 1 and hope to have them completed by the end of the week so we can show off our superb buggies at St Birinus School in week 2.
Please come and check back to our page soon as Mrs Brown loves to take photos.