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Welcome to Chinchillas Class page.

Mrs Evans and Miss Allen are the teachers.

 

 

On this page you will find notices, photographs and great pieces of work we feel should be celebrated with all who visit our class page!

 

Useful Information

 

- PE Kit

Chinchillas will need to ensure that their PE kits are in school everyday. Please ensure that items of clothing are clearly labelled.

 

-Homework

Homework activities will be set on Mondays and Thursdays. As well as a written activity we also encourage children to read daily as well as to learn their multiplication tables and associated division facts. Spellings are set every Monday and children will have the week to learn words ready to be tested a week later.

Homework and spellings can be found here.

 

-Reading

Children have access to the library and an accelerated reader book which needs to be into school every day to use in allocated reading time. Reading journals have also been issued so children can record the books they are reading as well as offering space for comments to be made when reading occurs at home. These too should be in school each day.

We encourage all children to read as much as possible and encourage them to achieve 100% in the quizzes completed based upon the books read.

Our Topic this half term will be...

Italy Uncovered

 

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We will be looking the physical and human features of Italy and comparing the Italian region of Bergamo with Hampshire.

English

In English we will be looking at the book Flotsam.

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Then, we will be finding out about plastic pollution of the world's oceans.  We will visit Royal Victoria Country Park to see the effect of plastic waste on the beach there and then we will be writing persuasive texts about how plastic polution can be stopped.

Maths

We will begin this term with Geometry. We'll be looking at angles, 2d shapes, symmetry and coordinates.

Then at methods for addition and subtraction which will link to finding a perimeter and solving money problems.

 

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Later on in the term, we will move onto mental methods for multiplication and division and look at equivalent fractions and how to add fractions together.

 

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We will also do work on interpreting data.

In Science we will be looking at

Materials and their Properties

 

We will look why a solid is a solid, a liquid a liquid and a gas a gas.

We will investigate the viscosity of different liquids.

We will also carry out experiments to change the states of different materials from solids to liquids and from liquids to gas and decide if the changes are reversible or not.

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In guided reading we will be reading the book

The Boy who Swam with Piranhas

By David Almond

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Stanly Pott's uncle Ernie has developed an over-the-top fascination with canning fish in the house, and life at 69 Fish Quay Lane has turned barmy. But there’s darkness in the madness, and when Uncle Ernie’s obsession takes an unexpectedly cruel turn, Stan has no choice but to leave. As he journeys away from the life he’s always known, he mingles with a carnival full of eccentric characters and meets the legendary Pancho Pirelli, the man who swims in a tank full of perilous piranhas. Will Stan be bold enough to dive in the churning waters himself and choose his own destiny?

 

 

 

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