Welcome to the Whales' class page!
Happy New Year!!
I hope you all had a wonderful break, but are ready and raring to meet the challenges that the year has to offer - we've got lots of exciting things planned!
Within English, we start with our literacy and language unit, ‘Gone Away’, which explores the themes of friendship and loss. Sir Ironsoul will come face to face with Dr Kalmenius and his mysterious methods during Literacy as we pursue through ‘Clockwork’ – one of my favourite texts of the year.
We will also begin our Mayan topic; discovering their input into mathematics, astronomy and chocolate through fun, creative and interesting activities. They have been very enthusiastic this week with the introduction of the topic; here is a great website for those that would like to discover more at home:
In numeracy, we will continue improving our ability within our groups focusing our key needs and weaknesses. Remember to log on to Mathletics and Times Tables Rockstars to ensure that you are improving your skills at home.
In addition to everything so far, our second performance of a life time awaits you… your last assembly at Whitehall Junior School. If our first assembly is anything to go by, I can’t wait to see the potential of our performance. The Whales class assembly will be on Friday 1st February.
Some other important dates to add to your diary – Year 6 Parents meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 29th January (times to be confirmed) and our trip to the Natural History Museum is on Monday 4th February.
Finally, as we learn and plan for our futures remember that we cannot replace time. Let’s enjoy each lesson to its full potential and make the most of the present. We worked so hard the first term; I think we can do the same in the next two terms in the lead up to SATs.
Mrs McCarthy, Mrs Bennett and Mrs Pickett