Happy New Year and Welcome Back
We are looking forward to learning lots of new things during this Spring term.
During the first half of this term, we will be learning about inspirational people in our religious education lessons and discussing why we are inspired by certain people. The main focus will then be on Lent in preparation for our Easter celebrations.
In English, pupils have been studying the poem The Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll. This is an exciting topic which includes drama, movement, reciting, exploring nonsense words, and musical composition. Children wrote non-chronological reports about the Jabberwock! Each week, we practise our spellings and are tested every Friday.
In our maths lessons, we completed our fractions topic, moving onto percentages and decimals. The next topic that we explored was Shape, Space and Measure, involving reflection and translation; co-ordinates; and units of measure. We will have daily mental maths sessions which cover all four operations, as well as our weekly arithmetic tests and multiplication tests.
For our Science lessons, we focus on two topics: Forces – different types of forces and how they act upon an object; Properties and changes of materials.
Our geography topic this term is Marvellous Maps. Children explore map reading, symbols, use grid references and explore 8 compass points.
We are very fortunate in our class to have some wonderful artefacts from Guatemala and Mexico, which we investigate during our archaeology lessons.
In Art, we research and produce portraits of Tudor monarchs and their wives.
In our computing lessons, children learn how to use spreadsheets, databases and how to create their very own games, using Kodu.
During French lessons, we learn how to order food and drinks, and talk about our family, where we live and what animals we know. We had great fun trying to make the noises that animals make, in French.
Swimming lessons restart on the 6th January and continue every Thursday afternoon.
Music lessons continue with a mix of composition and instrumental lessons – please make sure your child brings their instrument every Friday.
During these unusual times, it is important to check Purple Mash every day as this is our main method of communicating with our class – from 2Dos, spelling overviews and emails to the class blog. Work will also be uploaded for any children that need to stay at home due to isolation.