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Spring 2 IPC PROJECT: Fascinating Forces

  • In Science:
    • We will be able to:

    • Plan experiments to find out how forces work in real life
    • We will know:

    • How to plan a fair test
    • We will be developing our understanding of:

    •  How forces act on objects to push them, pull them, twist them, slow them down and speed them up
  • In Technology :
    • We will be able to:

    •  Design and build both a sailing boat and a paper plane
  • In International:
    • We will know:

    • How countries use natural forces as energy
    • How we can work together to meet our energy needs without harming our planet
  • Maths & English :


    Please help your child to know all of the times tables facts up to 12 x 12 and their related division facts. This is incredibly important and is actually a Year 4 objective.

    We will also be working hard to remember:

    •  All the facts about units of measurement e.g. 100cm = 1m; 1000ml = 1 litre


    • We will be learning how to write: Explanation texts.
    • We will continue to improve our SPaG knowledge, skills and understanding, in particular: spelling rules involving suffixes and prefixes, and adverbial phrases showing time, manner and place.
  • important dates:
    • Monday 16th April School and clubs re-start
    • Friday 20th April - Year 5 St. George’s Day Assembly
    • Tuesday 24th April - Class Photographs
    • Monday 7th May - Bank Holiday (school is closed for everyone)
    • Friday 25th May - Break up for Half-Term      
    • Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June Half-Term Holiday
    • Friday 8th June - Phoenix 1 Class Assembly
    • Friday 22nd June - Phoenix 2 Class Assembly
    • Friday 6th July - GDF Summer Fair
    • Friday 13th July - Years 1-3 / Years 4-6 Sports’ Day
    • Monday 16th July - Parents’ evening 3:30 – 5:00
    • Tuesday 17th July - Meet the new teacher 3:30 – 5:00
    • Friday 20th July - Last day of term, break up 2:00 pm

Home Learning

Home learning tasks are set every week :

Task Given out Due Back
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Spelling Book Thursday Tuesday
Reading Passport Ongoing

Mathletics tasks should be completed by THURSDAY EACH WEEK when new tasks will be set

Dates for Project Homelearning: 

To design and build a paper aeroplane – Week of 12.2.18 (to be returned 19.2.18)

Your first home learning task is to find out about air-resistance and use this knowledge to design and build a super-duper paper aeroplane

You must write an explanation including diagrams to show how you made your brilliant flying object. 

Oh, and we will have a competition to find whose flies the furthest!! 


  • To read for at least a minimum of 10 minutes every day and record what you have read in your reading journal. 
  • Practice your times tables and spellings
  • Fill in your reading diaries and have a grown-up check and sign them.

Things to remember

P.E is on Wednesdays & Thursdays

  • School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt. PE kits should be in school at all times.

  • Remember to have your P.E kits in for both these days (including plimsoles).
  • Make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining
  • To avoid athletes foot and other fungal infections please ensure your child has a change of shoes for PE.
  • PE kit should be left in school for the whole half term and washed in the holidays. 

Instrumental lessons are on Thursdays

  • Please remember to have your instruments in school

Messages from the Staff

Can You Help?

Do you have knowledge or resources about our project?

Could you give some time to come in to class to help with reading? Please come and talk to your child’s teacher if you can help!

Please return any slips and letters promptly to help with organisation of activities and trips.

Remember to talk to your grown-ups about this weeks Big Writing Talk Homework.

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