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Pine Class

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Pine Class


Welcome to Pine class and Year 5!


Autumn Term sees Pine Class learning about World War One as part of the centenary commemorations. The children will explore why war broke out, learn about some of the most influential figures and discover what life would have been like in the trenches along the Western Front. We will also learn about the effects of the sinking of the Lusitania had. A trip to the Surrey History Centre, Woking will reveal the impact of World War One had on our local area. This topic links well with Art, Food Technology, Design Technology and English.


Reading for Passion is important, our themed book corner is stocked with a wide of range of books. Time each day is devoted to sharing a class text together and to reading just because. We will be tweeting the authors of the books we read to share our thoughts. Hopefully we will get some tweets in return! It is the expectation that every child reads every day at home to practise the skills they are learning in class.


Each week there will be two PE sessions, on Monday afternoon and Thursday morning. Full PE kit is required (plain white t-shirt, plain black shorts, trainers and plain grey/black tracksuit for colder weather). It is a very good idea to have a named PE kit in school everyday as we might sneak in extra sessions of Skip2bfit, dance or GoNoodle fitness into our day.


Home Learning remains an important aspect of school learning. It is an opportunity to practise or develop skills from Maths and English lessons. Each task should take 20 minutes or so. Home Learning will be handed out on Wednesday and is to be returned by Monday morning. Home learning will be recorded on a checklist and opportunity given at Monday break to complete tasks if needed.


Topic Takeaway tasks will be issued once the topic is underway. These tasks are fantastic opportunities to work together as a family in a creative way over several weeks. We look forward to seeing these creations.


Pine Class have been considering the guilt of Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as part of a joint project with the Guildford Shakespeare Company and Delight charity to put on a performance of Macbeth. Here are some examples of the letters written from the ghosts of Macbeth’s murdered victims. Click on the link below:


Mrs Alley-Mohindra, Mr Payne and Mrs McDonald



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