After almost 12 weeks of lockdown, we were finally back together as a class. It was great to see all our friends again.
For our RE lessons, the focus was on Lent. We studied the ‘Last Seven Words of Jesus’ and produced art work for one of these. During Holy Week, we celebrated the ‘The Last Supper’, designed our own Stations of the Cross and an outside banner for Good Friday.
In English, we started our work on the poem The Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll. Children recited the poem and explored the nonsense words. They produced their own non-chronological report about the Jabberwock, by using lots of interesting adjectives, similes and metaphors. In our catch-up English lessons, we focused on using the correct punctuation, particularly for direct speech.
In our Maths lessons, the main focus was on decimals. This included changing fractions to decimals, comparing decimals, rounding decimals, as well as adding and subtracting decimals. We continued with our daily mental maths lessons which covered all four operations. In our catch-up Maths lessons, we will used the NCETM video lessons.
For topic work, we continued to study the Tudors in our history lessons. Our Geography topic this term was Mountains. We began by identifying the major mountains of the world and UK. In Science we studied the properties and changes of materials. For computing, we used Kodu software to design our own 3D platform game. During French lessons we learnt how to order food and drinks.
Music lessons continued with a focus on composition.
We used some excellent pre-recorded maths lessons from the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). There was a new Maths video lesson to watch each day and questions/activities to complete. Children photographed their finished work and uploaded this to Purple Mash so that feedback could be given. I also added additional activities from Purple Mash, as well as links to IXL. We had a great response to these videos and children (and their parents) found them to be really useful.