Welcome back to school! It’s the start of a new year, and across the school we will all be thinking about the theme ‘Who We Are’.
Find out more about the inquiries for your class below:
Change is part of being human.
We will be reading: ‘Skellig’ by David Almond
In our Lines of Inquiry, we will explore:
- Religious beliefs around death
- How friends and families can support us
Our Maths Skills we are focusing on are:
- Number and Place Value
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
These are the ideas we will be exploring in school, but we’re really looking forward to seeing your own inquiries take shape! Take a look on the next page for some suggestions to get you started…
Who We Are
Homework is shared with you termly. In addition to this document, your child will also receive weekly homework. The tasks below focus on the Learner Profiles, which are part of our day to day expectations in the classroom. These require the children to show their thinking and explain their solutions. Each child is required to complete 2 tasks by the end of the term. The completed homework should be brought in by Friday 15th October at the latest.
I am Balanced
Can you create a poster to share 9 daily activities to maintain good mental health?
I am Principled
The creature in our story is homeless. What actions can we take to support people without a home?
I am a Communicator
Design a superhero and write a short story about how they became immortal, what their weakness is and why.
I am Caring
How can you support someone who is dealing with loss? Show me.
I am an Inquirer
Choose a bird and find out as much as you can about it. Present your work in an exciting way ready to share!
I am Open-Minded
Create a painting to represent your understanding of the Buddhist concept of nirvana, the Hindu concept of moksha or the Sikh concept of mukti.
I am Reflective
Consider our theme ‘Who We Are’ and create a piece of artwork (using any medium) to explore this idea.
I am Knowledgeable
Research Humanist beliefs in death and eternity. What can you find out?
I am a Risk-Taker
What is adaptation?
Design your own species adapted to a particular habitat – will it survive?