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Luther King Class



Welcome to the the summer term and what a term it promises to be! Of course, our first few weeks are about ensuring we are fully prepared for the Key Stage 2 SATs coming up at the start of May. We have been working hard on problem solving in maths and using our checking strategies to self-correct.

Our sciences topics are Forces, the Solar System and Reversible & Irreversible Changes. We've got a fantastic trip to the Science Museum booked to support our learning as well.

In RE, we are studying Pentecost, How we as Christians can work for the common good, as well as looking at the Jewish faith.

In PE, cricket, rounders and athletics are our units. Notice to parents - there will be a parents' race at the sports day this year so get in training!

We will continue our study of World War II and the Battle of Britain in particular. We will have the unbelievable good fortune to welcome St Joseph's ex-headmaster, Mr Farmer, to year 6. He will be regaling the children with tales from his childhood growing up in the 1920's (he's 93!) and his many years at St Joseph's after the war. Many of you will be surprised to find out that during the war, the young Victor Farmer was a navigator in the RAF and flew many dangerous missions over Germany; the children are always spellbound when hearing about his wartime exploits. We also have a trip to the Imperial War Museum planned where we will be exploring the experiences of wartime evacuees.

In Design & Technology, the children will be creating and racing their own electric toy cars.

Our ICT topic is heading towards completion as the children design and make their own app before marketing it; we'll uncover the budding entrepreneurs!

Outside the classroom there's also lots to look forward to. As well as the museum trips, we also have our residential week at Arethusa Adventure Centre in Kent. There the children will spend the week swimming, kayaking, sailing, rock-climbing, tackling high-ropes and team games. They have to make their own beds and keep their rooms tidy - there are daily inspections! The children always absolutely love it. Mums, I know you'll be very excited about having a quieter house for the week but please don't start dancing and cheering until the coach is out of sight!

We also have sports tournaments to look forward to: we have to defend our boys' and our girls' cup wins in cricket from last year as well as looking to retain the Centenary Cup in football.

Kind regards

Peter Cosgrove

Class teacher