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Welcome to Sphinx Class!


Welcome back to Term 5 - I hope you all had a great Easter break!


This term, our topic is called: Mexico and the Mayans.


We will be learning about where Mexico is, who the Mayan civilization were and the similarities and differences between Mexico and the UK. There will also be opportunities to prepare and taste Mexican cuisine as well as designing Mayan masks.


Take a look at the topic overview to find out more.


PE will be held every Monday, so please ensure you have your kit in school at the beginning of the week. You should have shorts, t-shirt and daps/trainers as well as a tracksuit if you have PE outside. Remember, you will be completing the daily mile so you may feel more comfortable doing this in appropriate footwear. I recommend you keep your kit in school all week and take it home each Friday.


This term we will have ice-skating sessions every Tuesday afternoon. Please bring comfortable, warm clothing which covers your legs and arms.


Music lessons will also take place every Monday. You will be learning the clarinet this year which is a great opportunity to develop your skills in playing an instrument.


Keep practising your termly spellings which can be found in your daily planner on page 50 (SummerTerm). As well as these, you will be given ten of your own personalised spellings to learn every Monday with a test the following Monday.


I must remind you that reading every evening for twenty minutes is so important. As well as story books, you can read a range of text types including newspapers, online articles and leaflets - just make sure you record this in your reading planner each night so you can claim your '30 reads' prize! Finally, remember to practise your times tables and complete your daily arithmetic.


Parents, my door is always open before school from 8:30-8:45am if you have any questions. Or if you would prefer you can make an appointment to suit you after school.


Miss Phillips :)

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Term 5 - Mexico and the Mayans

Term 4 - Walls and Barricades

Term 3 - Invaders

Term 2 - The Great War

Term 1 Ready, Steady, Cook!

Term 1 48 Spellings

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