Although Term 3 has been a short one and flown by, we have still managed to fit many exciting things in.
Our story for English this term has been The Legend of Robin Hood. The children began the term by having an adventure in the woods to gain inspiration to then write their own setting description for Sherwood Forest. After this, the children learnt about the features and purpose of Information Texts. Once being taught this, the children had the opportunity to research, write and create their own information pack about Rivers, linking to our Geography learning this term. After this, the children read The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. The children absolutely loved this book and have been using their book club reading skills within lessons to make creative predictions using the text for support, summaries and clarified new vocabulary. The children began by creating a news report about the return of the iron Man and the distress the farmers found themselves in due to their machinery being eaten or going missing. After this, the children had the opportunity to explore poems about the Iron Man as well as create their own.
This term the children have explored decimals and their relationship with fractions. Their decimal learning then supported them in their understanding of money and how to add and subtract amounts. The children are continuing to work hard to achieve their Times Tables badge and prepare for their national Multiplication Check that is in June.
We have continued our learning about Hinduism, exploring how Hindu’s express their faith within their own home as well as their place of worship. The children were taught about a Puja and what the items on the plate represents. The children then had the opportunity to create their own Puja.
This term in music the children have been learning to play the recorder. We began by finding out that a recorder is a part of the wind family and that it is split into 3 parts. The children filled their Music floor books with other important information about how to play the recorder such as the correct blowing technique. So far, the children have learnt the notes B, A and G and can play the songs Hot Cross Buns and Mary Had a Little Lamb.
In Maths this term, we have continued our learning on multiplication and division and used our knowledge to improve our fluency and answer column method questions. As well as this, the children have moved onto learning about fractions, where they have learnt about equivalent fractions and mixed fractions. The children are continuing to work hard to achieve their Times Tables badge and prepare for their national Multiplication Check that is in June.
This term in PSHE we have been focussing on our topic of Relationships. Within this unit of work we have been exploring the feelings of jealously and how to manage them, emotions surrounding losing something special or someone special as well as the essential skill of staying positive.
This term we began our new topic States of Matter. The children were taught that all matter comes in one of three states with some unusual material containing characteristics of more than one. They then explored particle theory and explored how states can transform from a solid to a liquid to a gas. Within this unit, the children had the opportunity to conduct multiple experiments exploring the states of matter, their temperature and melting/boiling points.
This term, the classes have had the opportunity to take part in swimming lessons at Summer Fields Leisure Centre. They were taught a variety of front and back strokes as well as diving skills and life guard safety.
After this, the next project teaches children about the historical and cultural portrayal of animals in art. They study the visual qualities of animals through sketching, printmaking and clay modelling.
This project taught the children about home furnishings and the significant designer William Morris. They learnt many techniques for decorating fabric, including block printing, hemming and embroidery. This unit of work allowed the children to put into practise their essential skills of staying positive and creativity.
This project taught the children about the characteristics and features of rivers and mountain ranges around the world, including a detailed exploration of the ecosystems and processes that shape them and the land around them.