Year 3/4 - Tokyo
In order to make sure we can study Plants in the Spring Time, we have been planting bulbs this term. They will be safe underground during the winter months and we hope they will begin to flower in March.
We have been looking at the paintings and collages of Lubaina Himid. She has become a very inspirational artist for us. She was the first black woman to win the prestigious Turner Prize for Art and she has to wait until she was 63 for it! We think that is a great example of resilience.
Divas and Diwali
As part of our cross-curricular Science topic, we also looked at the significance of Diwali - the Hindu festival of Light. We listened to (part of) the story of the Ramayana - it's really, really long! - and made some divas out of salt-dough. Mrs Higgins helped. Then we decorated them and added a night light. We role played the return of Rama and Sita to the city when the people set out divas to guide them back to the palace.
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
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 (SMSC/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!
In The Hall of the Mountain King
To illustrate our work on The Firework Maker's Daughter through the medium of interpretive dance, we listened to this piece of music and created our own sequences growing from tiny flickers to the blazing inferno of Razvani's Grotto.
Glockenspiels and other Tuned Percussion
In our music lessons, we are learning to play tuned percussion like glockenspiels, xylophone and metallophones. To do this we have to understand the structure of music and know the names of the notes - which are the same as the first 7 letters of the alphabet.