Saving Planet Earth
This term we have started our new, exciting topic based around the theme of recycling and caring for our planet. The children have enjoyed researching and learning about different types of pollution, with a focus on marine pollution. They have written non-chronological reports about plastic pollution and its impact on our oceans. They have also enjoyed writing formal letters to Teresa Pearce, our local MP, to persuade her to support this recycling campaign and do more to help. They are also starting to produce some creative works of art based around the same topic.
After half-term, we will be starting a litter campaign for our local area. It has been a pleasure to see the children getting so involved in such an important and relevant topic.
Autumn Term Topic - Let Us Shine
Our exciting topic this term is LET US SHINE which we will be exploring across the Curriculum. This will include: light and shadows (Science), fireworks (English), inspirational people (PSHE) and so much more! We will be reading and studying the book, 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Philip Pullman in class and producing lovely, exciting work based on this.
We will be keeping this page updated with some of the amazing things you are doing throughout the year so keep an eye on it!
Mrs Wayman & Mrs Cole
What have we been learning?
Maths: In Maths, we started by learning all about Place Value. We used Base 10 Blocks, Numicon and Place Value Grids to explore 3-digit numbers. After that, we started our new unit on Addition & Subtraction. As well as continuing to use methods like the number-line and concrete resources, we have also learnt a new method of column addition and subtraction.
Watch the video below which clearly explains the column method for subtracting. We will continue to use this method after half-term for adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers., as well as continuing to use more familiar methods.
English: In English, we started the topic by writing amazing descriptions of fireworks. We had a go at designing our own firework and wrote instructions on how to make it!
We have also learnt about informal letters and written letters not only to each other but also as a character from 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'.
Finally, we have been looking at newspaper reports and had a go at writing a newspaper article about a scene from the book. We also acted out some of the scenes from the book (see photos below)...