The Stone Age to the Iron Age
Base 5 ~ Seals
Hello and welcome to the Seals homepage!
Our class teacher is Mrs Wood and the wonderful teaching assistants are Miss Zafar and Mrs Garrett.
In Seals, independence and understanding go hand in hand – we embrace mistakes and really begin to learn from them as “the expert in anything was once a beginner”. The children are encouraged to find themselves, their creativity and their love for learning as they embark on their journey into key stage 2.
The aim of our page is to give you an insight into what we are learning about in class each theme along with suggestions of how you can support your child at home. You will be able to access information regarding; weekly homework, times tables, spellings and topics we are studying in class at the moment.
I hope you find this information useful, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask a member of the Seals team or email Mrs Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading books and records must be bought into school each day.
Children are expected to read at home – this can be with a more experienced reader that can support them when they need it. Any books or reading that they have done can be added to their reading record, not just the ones from school.
Homework will be sent out on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday.
Our first PE session is on a Monday morning first lesson – please can children arrive at school in their PE kit ready to begin.
Our second PE session is on a Friday morning, before lunch – please can children arrive at school in their school uniform as normal.
Please ensure all clothing and shoes are labelled, as well as bottles and any other belongings the children have with them in school – this is a huge help when items are misplaced!
Value of the Month
The value for this month is Respect and we will be understanding what the word means and the importance this value holds in both the school and community. Children will be earning tokens and working towards becoming the Values Champion for the class and be awarded by Mrs Abdulla.
This half-term we will be focusing on life from ‘The Stone Age’ and discover how people used to live, where this fits in on a timeline and recall events beyond our living memory. We will build on knowing that changes over time have influenced the decisions in the world today and travel up to ‘The Iron Age’, comparing these times with modern day and use artefacts to deepen our understanding of their way of life.
Our love to read book this half-term is Stig of the Dump by Clive King, which will support us in answering questions, predicting events, and making inferences.
In Science, we will be exploring animal food chains; the children will have the opportunity to explore how different animals survive in the wild understanding the way animals including humans live, feed, and adapt in their habitat. We will be able to investigate and perform our own scientific lines of enquiry. Whilst investigating, we will discuss fair testing and explore different practical inquiries. Following our investigations, we will make observations and use our numeracy skills to record measurements, and test various living conditions of different animals.