Welcome to Turtles

Teacher - Turtles Colin Heinink
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Turtles class is made up of 10 lovely Key Stage 2 children and 5/6 lovely staff.

In Turtles class we really enjoy our learning. We love to learn in different ways. We especially enjoy singing songs to help with our Maths and English and we like to cook and use computers. The children in Turtles class are really good at learning in a calm way. We are focused and hardworking which is awesome. The most wonderful thing about Turtles class is that we are always so polite and friendly to each other. We have happy days.

Turtles Spring Term 1 Timetable 2022

Spring Term 1 2022Curriculum Info for parents
MathsIn Maths we are learning about time. This is a really good one to practise at home. We will be starting with o’clock and half past before moving on to quarter to and quarter past. Then we will start to think at 5 minute intervals. Telling the time at home and thinking about how many minutes until a particular activity or how long activities last will really help.
English In English we are going to look at play scripts. We will be identifying the features of play scripts and how they are different to other types of writing. We will also be using play scripts for performance.
ScienceScience is all about inheritance. We will be looking at animals and similarities between adults and their children. Perhaps you can look identify family traits at home.
ICTIn ICT we will be using the computers and Ipads to create pictures. The children could use paint packages on computers or tablets at home, drawing pictures of what has happened in their day.
PSHE & Citizenship PSHE is all about healthy lifestyles. We will be breaking this up into healthy eating, exercise, having a healthy mind and being safe on the internet. We are particularly thinking about having a balanced diet. The children could maybe complete a food diary to talk about. Cosmic Kids YouTube channel is great for yoga and meditation.
DTIn DT we will be making musical instrument from junk. We will also be thinking about how the sound is produced with different instruments,
HistoryTracey will be teaching the children all about the Victorians in History. Research on the internet or through books from the library would be really useful.
ArtArt is all about lines. We will be looking at the art works of Piet Mondrian. We will also be doing collage and string printing.
MusicIn Music lessons Turtles will be learning rounds such as ‘London’s Burning’ and thinking about their structure.