Welcome to the Himalayas class (year 4 and year 5). Mrs McCorrie is our teacher and Miss Lawes is our super teaching assistant.
Our topic for the second half term is the Romans. During this, we will be learning about why the Roman army was important, what Roman life was like in Britain and how crime and punishment was different in that era. Our topic fact sheet can be viewed here:
In English, we are writing stories with morals and in maths we are using formal written methods for multiplication and division. We are also practising our times tables regularly, ready for the year 4 test.
Himalayas class will be continuing their swimming lessons each Thursday at Evesham Leisure Centre, so please make sure that your child has their swim kit with them (the last swimming lesson will be on Thursday 5th December so each Thursday after this they will need their PE kit).
We are very lucky this year to have specialist teachers with us; coach Dan has been leading our fitness and stamina PE lessons on Tuesdays and will be starting hockey shortly. Mrs Jones teaches us the clarinet on Wednesdays.
A piece of homework will be given out each Wednesday – this will alternate between maths and English. Also, new spellings will be given out each Thursday and tested the following Thursday. We greatly encourage regular reading and ask that children read every night and make an entry in their reading record. If this is done independently, it should also be signed by a parent/guardian.
Each half term, we also ask for one piece of topic homework. This can be chosen from the list on the topic fact sheet.