Welcome to Thinkers 2021 - 2022
Welcome back to a new and exciting year in Thinkers. We have got lots planned for you and can't wait for you all to be back in September.
This half term, pupils will be looking at how homes have changed throughout history. Your child will use aerial photographs to learn about how the land around Swadlincote has changed as more and more housing developments have taken residence. They will also find out about how people used to live in the past from simple one room houses in Medieval times to the more luxurious Georgian and Victorian residents. They will have the opportunity to learn about how homes have changed and how it was not as simple as it is now to have a bath, wash clothes or heat food. Thinkers will get to research what homes will be like in the future and make predictions for what they might look like.
Mr Thompson and Mrs Parker.
Important Information and Dates:
School for Thinkers begins from 8:45am at with registration at 9:00am each morning. Please enter and leave through the school gates. This will be the same process for the end of the day (3:15pm) where you will collect your child off the playground.
PE will be taking place on a TUESDAY and THURSDAY this term so please make sure your child comes dressed in their PE uniform on these days and earrings are left at home if they can not take them out themselves.
Mr Thompson and Mrs Parker
Reading and Home Learning
Reading at home and sharing a book with your child is really important! Your child should spend around 10-15 minutes each night sharing a book with you and then asking them questions based on their book. Why, How do you know and Explain are excellent questions to use to get your child really thinking about what they have read. See below as well for different questions you could be asking your child.
Your child will also bring home spellings every half term, covering all of the weeks, which they will need to practise ready for their spelling test each Monday. Other home learning, includes Maths and English activities which will focus on pre-learning activities to support them ready for their learning the next week, from the learning they missed out on the previous year. These will be shared on Google Classroom on a Tuesday and this needs to be completed and returned by Monday of the following week.