In English this term, we have been exploring different traditional tales including those from India as this links to both our class book “Boys without Names” by Kashmira Sheth and our Geography topic. We took the being of an Indian traditional tale and performed then wrote our own story.
In science this term, we have been carrying out a number of investigations linked to our topic of States of Matter. Our experiments included how outside temperature affected the rate at which water evaporated and learning about the water cycle through performance and by making our own version with cress seeds, soil, water and a sealed plastic cup.
As part of our PE week, the whole school took part in Sports day, completing in a number of activities and races against each other in our house groups. We all had great fun, cheering everyone and celebrating everyone’s contribution to a fantastic event.
In PE this term, we have been learning basketball skills. We have learnt to use chest passes to throw the ball to each other in pairs and groups of four. We also participated in a number of team games.
In music this term, we have been learning to play the Ukulele. We found out the different parts of the Ukulele and the names of each string. We have used the C string to strum out a familiar tune.
In Geography this term for our “Whatever the Weather” topic, we have been looking at weather patterns around the world. We have compared the weather in the UK to India and learnt how important the monsoon season is to their survival. We have also looked at how the water cycle works and found out about evaporation and condensation.
In Art this term for our “Bombs, Battles and Bravery” topic, we have been creating scratch pictures depicting The Blitz during World War 2. First we used red, yellow and orange crayons to cover the white card, then painted it black. Cocktail sticks were used to scratch off an image showing the damage that occurred to our cities and towns in the attack by German aircraft.
During Science week, we learnt about the Journey of Plastic and how plastic pollution is affecting our oceans. We wrote a non-chronological report about their research on this topic, a persuasive formal letter to their local MP to find out what the government is doing to solve this problem, collected data on how far germs travel when we sneeze and participated in a special PE lesson which taught them about how their heart rate increases during exercise.
In ICT this term, we have been designing a toy using a programme called Scratch. We created two versions of the toy so, after creating a set of commands, the toy would move.
Our topic this term has been “Bombs, Battles and Bravery.” Here are some amazing examples of air raid shelters that the children have made as part of their home learning.
In English, we have been reading The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. We have written wanted posters from the perspective of the White Witch and thought about audience and purpose. We also wrote poems describing the season changing from winter to spring.
For Safer Internet Day, we visited Northwood Primary School to watch a theatre play called “In the Net.” It was great fun and we learnt about many different ways to stay safe on line. On our return, we created posters to inform others about the importance of staying safe on the internet.
In science this term, we have been learning about animals including humans. We have found out the names of the different parts of our digestive system and how they work, writing food diaries to describe the journey of a piece bread as it passes through our body. Then, we studied food chains, identifying which living things were producers, prey and predator and used arrows in our diagrams to demonstrate the flow of energy.
In Art, we have been creating silhouette pictures of Varjak Paw, based on our class book for this term. We also included some silhouettes to create a setting.
Our Design and Technology project this term was about textiles, turning 2D shapes into 3D shapes. Linking this to Christmas, we designed and created a Christmas decoration to hang on the tree. After practising our sewing, we decided on a design, drew an exploded diagram, then made and decorated our decoration using the sewing stitch we preferred. After, we evaluated our work.
In science this term, we have been learning about living things and their habitats. We have recognised that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways including vertebrates and invertebrates, walked around the edge of the field hunting for spiders and different types of leaves to identify and produced classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things.
As part of our gymnastics unit for PE, we have been creating different symmetrical and asymmetrical balances both individually and in pairs which we can hold silently with pointed fingers and toes. We have learnt how to create bridges with our bodies which can be held and moved. In pairs and groups, we have created sequences involving a mixture of movement, balances and bridges both on and off the equipment.
In English we have enjoyed reading our class book “Charlotte’s Web” and producing work based upon the story. We have written a narrative about Wilbur’s escape from the barn, created spider poems, written newspaper reports about the miracle of the words in the web and dramatised different sections of the book.
I’m really looking forward to all the amazing work we are going to complete this year, as well as sharing it all on our class page so that everyone can see our wonderful work and achievements.
I really enjoyed meeting you all during our transition morning and can’t wait for September.
Our first topic will be ‘What a Wonderful World’ so keep checking back to see what we have been learning.