In Art, we have created images of The Blitz during World War 2 using Scratch Art. First we designed our picture of The Blitz then we used crayons to cover the surface of a piece of art paper, thinking about which colours were suitable for our image. After painting it black and leaving it to dry, we used toothpicks to scratch the surface to recreate our design of The Blitz.
Our science topic this term has been Sound. We have learnt that sound travels through solids, liquids and gases. We have looked at how objects vibrate and move the air molecules, allowing sound to travel in soundwaves. By tying two cups to a piece of string, we were able to hear each other but only when the string was pulled tight.
In music, we have been learning to play the Ukulele, learning how to hold the instrument correctly and how to play the C, G and A minor chords. We used these cords to play and sing some songs from around the time of WW2.
We had a great time practising for our Carol Concert over the Autumn term. We were so lucky as we were able to go to Bexleyheath and support Bexley Hospice. We helped them raise over £600 for their charity. We really enjoyed ourselves.
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 and are currently creating spider poems and dramatised different sections of the book.
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, for our first topic, we have continued our theme of spiders by looking at different types of poems, identifying the structural and language features and writing our own rhyming spider poems which we read and performed to the class.
For our second topic, we wrote newspaper articles about the miraculous web writing found in Charlotte’s Web. We enjoyed looking at different newspapers to identify the features, came up with amazing headlines, pretended to be reporters and interviewed each other then wrote an article demonstrating all our learning.
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. Then, we studied food chains, identifying which living things were producers and consumers, prey and predator and used arrows in our diagrams to demonstrate the flow of energy.
In RE, we have been learning about the Christmas story and the feelings surrounding the story. We have sequenced the events and performed the story in groups. With a link to English, we are now looking at turning the story into a play script after identifying the features.