This unit starts with the children returning to school to find out they have travelled back in time to the beginning of the 1800s and have been recruited into the Royal Navy. They spend the first 3 days finding out what life was like for a sailor back then and even get to visit Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard where they can explore the HMS Victory.
The rest of this unit focuses on developing the children’s understanding of life at sea and uses role-play and diary writing to explore this. After half-term the focus switches to pirates and the children will use stories about pirates, including The Pirate Cruncher by Jonny Duddle to support them in writing their own pirate stories using everything they have learnt about life at sea.
If children wish to, they can bring a snack with them for their break time. Please note that this snack must be healthy (ideally a piece of fruit).
Doyle - Wednesday/Thursday
Kipling - Tuesday/Wednesday
Dickens - Tuesday/Wednesday
PE kits should now be in school and will be sent home at half term to be washed. If any items no longer fit, these are to be returned to school and you will need to purchase new ones. Any lost PE kit will also need to be replaced.
Music lessons will once again be provided by Portsmouth Music Service. Children will be learning how to use a range of different percussion instruments this term. Music lessons are on Wednesday mornings.
A home learning task will be sent out each half term for you and your child to complete together. We will display these in our corridor.