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Orang-utans - Mr Cordice

Welcome to Orang-utan Class


These majestic creatures are one of a kind - just like the members of our class.
Here on the Orang-utan page, you will find lots of news and information about our class. Please do check back regularly for updates.

Who will teach us?
I am your class teacher, Mr Cordice, and we are very lucky to be supported by Mrs Rolph. Mrs Hammond and Mrs Wilson will teach you when I am out of class on Monday afternoons for planning time, and Mr Calver will teach you PE.

If you would like to find out more about me, you can by clicking my profile link below.  

What will we learn this term?

English -  This term we are using the text Shackleton’s Journey. So far we have explored the Leader of the expedition – Ernest Shackleton. Shackleton’s journey is a true story of unimaginable peril, adventure and, above all, endurance. This term we will write character profiles, job applications, CVs, diary entries and finish with motivational speeches.


Maths - In the first half term of Maths, we will be working on our knowledge of multiplication and division. We will look at multiplying 4 digits by 1 digit eventually working our way to 4 digits by 2 digits. Then we will move on to division and aiming to be able to divide 4 digits by 1 digit.


Science – Our science topic this term is titled Electricity where we will explore circuits, symbols, electrical safety and ending by making our very own electrical game.


 Topic – Our topic this term is Anglo-Saxon and Viking history. We will explore timelines, like during this time period, settlements, religion and mythology.


Art/Dt - This term we are going to study Anglo-Saxon and Viking art and recreate brooches. We will also explore Anglo-Saxon weaving.


Computing – In computing we will become digital artists and create art using computer software such as scratch.


Music and drama – This year our music lessons will be provided by Suffolk music service where we will be learning to play the guitar.


What do I need to remember and on which days? 
PE: Please wear your PE kit into school every Monday and ensure that every item of clothing and your trainers/plimsolls are clearly named.

Pencil case: Whilst pencil cases are a lovely possession, we provide all of the necessary equipment that the children will need so we ask that children do not bring in a pencil case.  

Water bottle: Please bring in a named water bottle (filled with water only please). You will keep this on your desk and refill it from our class tap if needed during the day. 

Homework: Homework will be given to you each Friday, and you will need to send it back via seesaw or in homework books, with each element completed fully, on the following Thursday.
Please do remember that you are welcome to complete your homework during lunchtimes - I am always more than happy to help and support you with it. 

Your homework includes: 
• Reading 5 times a week to an adult, sibling or even a pet! (15 minutes)
Reading can include all types of books, newspapers, magazines, comics - hard copies or online!
You will have some questions to use with your reading text; please use these to discuss what you are reading with your listener. 
• Daily times table practice (5 minutes) 
You are expected to learn and be able to recall your times tables and division facts to 12, as this really does help you with all of the other areas of Maths. Please continue to try and beat yours and others’ score on TTRockstars.

• Daily spellings (5 minutes) 
In school we will be learning a spelling rule on Friday's then these will be sent home for you to practice with a task so you are able to practice them in different ways.
• Maths, English and Reading tasks
We will set various tasks linked to the Maths, English and Reading Comprehension which we are covering in class. Completing these will help to reinforce your learning, and also help you get to grips with any aspects which you might find particularly challenging. 
More about me!

• Mr Cordice one page profile