Welcome to Benenson class!
Our PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure children come to school wearing their PE kit. The PE kit consists of black or grey joggers, black shorts, a white t-shirt trainers and a Unity Primary Academy jumper.
The children are expected to read for ten minutes, at least 5 times per week. We ask that this is noted in their reading record with either a parent/carer signature or the child writing a brief summary of what they have read. Reading records are checked in class daily.
Homework books will be sent home once per week. It will come home on a Thursday and will due back at school on Tuesday. The work will always be a continuation of what we are learning in class. It is important that homework books come to school with the children as it helps us to address misconceptions and close any gaps. The children also have access to Mathletics and Times Tables Rockstars (both have apps available).
In the Classroom
Our current project is ‘Can You Solve a Crime?’ We are exploring crime and punishment through history. The children will explore scientific testing, work with fingerprints and fingerprinting, try their hand at escape rooms and learn how crime and punishment has changed in Britain from Roman times to modern day.
In English we will be writing a non-chronological report, police report, narrative and witness statements. In maths we will continue following the White Rose curriculum, this will include: algebra, geometry and position and direction. We will also be revising previous blocks of the White Rose curriculum.
During the autumn term, our project was ‘What Would the World Look Like in a Frame?’ The focus of this topic was geography, art and music. We learned about music from different countries and discovered how an artist might seen the world around them. We also explored natural disasters and climate change.
In English we wrote a non-chronological report, narrative, letter and diary entry. In maths we followed the White Rose curriculum which included: the four operations, fractions, decimals and percentages.
We were also fortunate enough to travel to France as part of the 11 b4 11 program. It was an incredible trip; the children explored a French market, ate French food, performed team-building activities and had a go on the zip wire.