Welcome to Chipmunks
Mr Taylor is our teacher and the class is supported with help from Mrs Strachan, Mrs Parker and Mrs Williams
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!
- PE Kit
Chipmunks will need to ensure that their PE kits are in school on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure that items of clothing are clearly labelled.
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.
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.
Our Topic this half term will be...
We will be looking the physical and human features of Italy and comparing the Italian region of Bergamo with Hampshire.
In English we will be looking at the book Flotsam.
Then, we will be finding out about plastic pollution of the world's oceans and writing advisory texts about how this can be stopped.
We will be looking at the four operations...
We will be looking at strategies for solving problems mentally, with jottings and developing our formal methods, especially division.
Then we will look at solving problems involving measure.
We will also look at fractions.
In Science we will be looking at
We will look at how sound is made and how it travels.
We will investigate ways of changing the pitch and volume of sounds.
We will also carry out experiments to find out how sound travels best and the best way to block out sound.
In guided reading we will be reading the book
The Boy who Swam with Piranhas
By David Almond
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?