Welcome to P7b with Mr Donnelly & Mr Borland
Home Learning Activities
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Summary of Learning
During term 3, we will be reading Deborah Ellis’s novel ‘Parvana’s Journey’, which is a story set in Afghanistan about a young girl who must travel through a land full of danger to find her mother and sisters. Alongside this novel, we will also be reading John Boyne’s novel ‘Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ and will complete literacy tasks to demonstrate our comprehension skills. This is a story of a young boy growing up in Germany during World War Two and links to our Topic this term which is the Holocaust. We will be continuing to learn about different literacy devices to up-level our writing and we will continue practising our spelling and handwriting.
In Maths, we will be developing our knowledge of time. We will learn this skills in a range of ‘real life’concepts. We will also be securing our understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of decimals. We will continue developing our ability to solve calculations mentally through mental maths and ‘Numeracy Ninjas’ challenges.
In PE, we will be learning handball and basketball skills, focusing on a range of skills that are transferable to a number of team sports. We will participate in games we will learn about different roles such as referee, time keeper and score keepers. In addition to this we will be taking part in Active Play sessions that will be delivered by the Jeely Piece club.
In January we are taking part in the ‘School Mock Court Case’. We will also be performing our class assembly in March.
In Science, we will be learning about the layers of the earth and investigating natural events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.
In Health and Wellbeing, we will be learning about Sexual Health and Relationships.
Our topic in term 3 focuses on the Holocaust. We will be researching the genocide of Jewish people in Nazi Germany during World War Two.
Our PE days are on Monday and Thursday this term. Pupils should remember to bring a PE kit on both days.
Homework is issued on a Monday and should be returned on a Thursday.
Pupils complete a ‘daily tweet’ about their learning each day in their Learning Journeys. Pupils are asked to take Learning Journeys home on a Thursday. Parents and guardian are encouraged to sign Learning Journeys and any comments about their child’s learning are welcome.
Dates to remember
Mock Court – 28th & 30th January
Gold Star and Dragon Performance and Workshops – 21st Feb
School Photos – 3rd March
World Book Day – 5th March
P7a Assembly – 6th March
P7b Assembly – 20th March
Easter Service – 3rd April
Spring Holiday starts – 3rd April at 2:30pm
Achievement and celebrations
We celebrate a ‘Worker of the Week’ and a ‘Pupil of the Week’ to recognise those children who go above and beyond in the classroom and throughout the school. These children are invited to attend ‘Hot Chocolate Fridays’ with a member of Senior Management Team on a Friday afternoon.
During this term we will be developing our Spanish skills. We will be learning about Spanish culture by researching bullfighting in Spain. We will be learning how to say the names of animals in Spanish. We will continue to consolidate our Spanish vocabulary by revising vocabulary including greetings and praising language.