Forrest View


Welcome to Kites Class.


Our Topic for the Spring Term is ‘Survival Of The Fittest’, throughout this term we will focus on developing our scientific knowledge and understanding. We will be learning about Living Things and their Habitats and Animals, including humans. We will begin our topic with a visit to Skillzone.  During the second part of the term we will try our best to complete an exciting assault course.


In English, we will be using our science knowledge and writing skills to write an explanation text. We will also write and film a Nature Documentary. We will use the book ‘The Lost Words’ to write our own poems and create some detailed art work, alongside digital photography with the natural world as our focus. We will end the topic by writing a range of genres based on the book ‘Brightstorm’.


In Maths, we will focus on building and strengthening our knowledge of number. We will learn about: algebra, ratio and proportion, multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages, and measurement


We will develop our creative skills in Design and Technology by taking part in a Knex challenge and creating a Sky-ship.  We will also be using our Computing skills to create a programme to represent pollination.


In Music we will listening to compositions by Anna Meredith and learning how to create body percussion with the group, ‘Stomp,’ as our inspiration. Musical notation will be covered in the 2nd half of this term.


During the term we will be taking part in outdoor learning and going to Forest School.



You will not need to bring your PE kits to school but you can wear your PE kits on our PE days. Most PE will be outside so please make sure you’ll be warm enough.


Homework will be set at the start of the term on Seesaw. Children can upload their work to Seesaw at the end of the term or as they finish each task. If you would prefer a paper copy of the homework please contact the school to arrange this.  Children will received rewards for completed homework tasks.


You can support us by listening to your child read regularly, helping them learn their times tables and practice their spelling. Children will receive a reward and raffle ticket each time they read at home (you can sign their link book or they could upload a photo/video to Seesaw). Children can become ‘Maths Champions’ and receive a special pencil when they know all the times tables and division facts up to 12x12 and are able to use them to solve a variety of problems. Children will also receive rewards for doing well in their spellings.


We look forward to learning lots of new and interesting things this term!