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 extraordinary facts in science and the humanities as well as developing some fascinating maths skills. We will be indulging our creativity in music, art and DT. We will work hard and play enthusiastically, co-operating 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.
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!
We have done some amazing things this half term. There were so many activities that led from The Firework Maker's Daughter. We role played the main characters, made maps of Lila's quest and made menu's for Rambashi's Jungle Grill.
As part of our Creative Curriculum, we made up our own music and dance to tell parts of the story. We used Edvard Grieg's "In The Hall of the Mountain King" as our inspiration and created our own music using glockenspiels and unturned percussion. We choreographed a wild dance to show the scene when the stones and rocks turn into fire imps and set the whole volcano ablaze in the Grotto of Razvani the Fire Fiend!!!
Our Science topic was Let Us Shine and it was all about light and shadow. We used Javanese style shadow puppets with jointed arms to tell the story of Lila. We had to design and make our own puppets, write our own scripts using the features of playwriting and then performed them with a special lighting box with reinforced diagonal corners. It was great fun even though we discovered it sometimes takes lots of effort and lots of false starts before you get the outcome you wanted!