Welcome to Class 5
THIS HALF TERM
Our half-term topic is ‘Extreme Earth’.
We will be learning about how and why volcanoes and earthquakes occur. We will be looking at historical volcano eruptions and earthquakes. We will be exploring why volcanoes and earthquakes occur more commonly in some areas around the world.
Due to changes in the National Curriculum for Writing we have decided to adopt a cursive script for handwriting for all children from Nursery up to Year 4. We have looked at the sheer volume of the curriculum for current Years 5 and 6 and feel they do not have the time to learn a new script, so teachers will be focussing on developing the handwriting style that those children already have mastered. There is a much heavier focus in the new curriculum on handwriting and a failure to master a clearly joined, legible handwriting script will not enable children to make progress through the curriculum fully.
We do appreciate that this is a change for our children to master but please rest assured School and Nursery staff are providing lots of opportunities for all the children to practise along with the adults too!