Welcome to Jane Frank class!
Jane Frank was an 20th century American multidisciplinary artist, who is famous for her landscape-like, mixed-media abstract paintings. We hope to be inspired by her attitude and resilience this year, whilst we negotiate this important transition year as the children move from KS1 into KS2.
Our topic for the first half term is ‘Stone Age to Iron Age’ and will lead our whole curriculum. We will be looking at the importance of archaeology in finding out about the past. In addition, we shall think about how the way of life changed for humans throughout the period from the early Stone Age, up to the ending of Iron Age society with the Roman invasion. We shall be carrying out many enjoyable hands-on activities, so prepare for excitement!
Homework will remain the same as last year. Children will be expected to complete the pages set in their books, read a minimum of five times, learn their weekly spellings and practise times tables. Reading, of course, is the key to improving comprehension skills and writing quality and, as such, is vital. Times tables feed into a lot of different maths topics and so fluency with these will allow greater understanding of other topics. The homework books are very useful as they allow us to work together more closely as a team to support your child’s progress and consolidate their classroom learning.
P.E. will be on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon, so please ensure that you have a complete kit in school (including plain trainers and plimsoles).
We are really looking forward to working in Jane Frank class, seeing you all develop further as individuals and aid in your progress. Feel free to chat to us about anything, if you have any questions or concerns.
Ms Anderson, Miss Musgrave and Mrs Herbert