Dragonflies


 

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Dragonflies class consists of pupils from years 5 and 6 and is taught by Mr Osborne and is supported by Mrs. Barber (HLTA), Mrs Jones and Mrs Snowdon. Mr Osborne has a wealth of experience and a keen interest in sport.

Our  topic this term is: ‘Darwin’s Delights.’

This theme is centered on evolution and inheritance. This is all about how living things have changed over time and how plants and animals inherit characteristics over generations. We will be looking at and handling fossils; fossil hunting in the local area; looking at animals and plants and how these are grouped and classified and in particular we will be studying birds. It is planned to have a small collection of bird specimens in class to enable us to understand variation and adaptation. It would be great if we could begin to feed birds at school and we may even be looking to have some live birds on site. We will consider where birds have come from and making links to the time of the dinosaurs. A trip to Gloucester Museum is on the cards, travelling by train, where there are both permanent and temporary exhibitions about dinosaurs.

Darwin provides a focus and the children will be looking at his life and achievements through a variety of subjects and throughout the theme.

Maths will focus on Place Value and Calculations. The children will be writing a range of pieces including description, biography, recount and narrative. There will be a range of quality texts used in our studies in English and across the subject range. PE will be on alternate Tuesday afternoons (beginning 11th September) and based on invasion games and Dragonflies will be swimming every Wednesday afternoons.

Homework info:-

homework SEPT – OCT 2017

Homework is due on: 18/09, 02/10 and 16/10

 

Cornerstones long term curriculum plan:-

Cornerstones Long term Plan – 2016-2017 – DRAGONFLIES – CLASS 4

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