A new year means new challenges! We welcome all of our new pupils to Key Stage Two and promise you an amazing year ahead. We will be reading some fantastic books, discovering some amazing facts in science and the humanities as well as developing some fascinating maths skills. We will work hard and play enthusiastically, co-operate confidently and being the very best versions of ourselves at all times.
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.
In our study of 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' we have had many opportunities to role play. Here we are pretending to be Lila and Lalchand, discussing Lila's dream of becoming a true firework maker.
We did a drama activity in the hall searching for Lila after she had run away from home. The children used their speaking skills to ask villagers where Lila had gone!
In geography we created, as a class, a 3D map of the fictional world that the 'Firework Maker's Daughter' takes place in, complete with rivers and a volcano.
Given all that we'd learnt about the characters in our English novel, we made shadow puppets of them in our DT lessons. This links to our science topic of light and shadows. The children performed a full recreation of the events in the book and did a fantastic job speaking in character and using their brilliant puppets.