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.

Spring term 1 Timetable


Spring Term 1Curriculum Info for parents
SubjectIdeas for home
MathsThis half term we are learning about data handling. We are creating tallies, pictograms and bar charts and answering questions about them. We are also working on our multiplication… thinking about it in terms of ‘lots of.’
EnglishIn English we are practising our speaking and performance. We will be acting out some stories and some plays. We are also working on our full stops/capital letters and finger spaces. Each week Turtles have a new book to read at home. A new one usually comes home on a Thursday or Friday. It really helps the children to practise at home, even if just for 5 minutes a night.
ScienceScience is all about adaptation and inheritance. The children could consider similarities between themselves and their family members. The BBC website always has good videos and interactive games. Google ‘BBC interactive science clips.’
I.C.TCreating pictures in various programs. Children could represent a family event/outing in any paint package.
PSHEIn PSHE we are thinking about being a good friend. Perhaps the children could look for some picture books about friendship if they go to the library.
HistoryIn History the children are learning about the Victorians. Perhaps the children could research Victorian inventions such as telephones, lightbulbs, cars.
ArtArt is learning about line. String pictures and collage will feature. Googling some images/videos on the subject would be great.
D.TDT is musical instruments. Perhaps your child could make a junk model instrument at home. Also thinking about the different instrument families in the orchestra.
MusicMusic is singing rounds like ‘London’s Burning.’
MFLChinese (Mandarin) numbers, colours and greetings. Songs on YouTube.