Building Brighter Futures Together
|Miss Rukhsana||Mr Briggs|
|Miss Aisha||Mr Brunskill|
|Miss Nigat||Miss Zulaika|
This half term out topic was “Where the Adventure Begins!” In English, we have been looking at the journey that Shackleton made to the mysterious South and what happened whilst he was there. We created our own newspaper article about the event. In the article, we used expanded noun phrases, indirect speech, fronted adverbials and inverted commas! In maths, we focused on multiplication and division looking at the formal methods and finding areas of different shapes as well as learning our times table facts and recalling them by heart. In theme we looked at the different explorers around the world such as Columbus and Captain Cook and learned about their voyages and discoveries. In science we have learnt about electrifying electricity! We have created circuits and switches and looked at how the world has changed since electricity was discovered.
This half-term we have been learning all about Rome! We have mapped out the Roman Empire throughout history, discussed how the Romans were so good at winning battles and discussed the different lifestyles of the citizens of Rome from around the empire. We also created wonderful mosaics of chariots, volcanoes, soldiers and animals.
In English, we continued our learning through a book called Escape from Pompeii. We learnt the timeline of the eruption and how people would have felt through creating a diary for the main character about their thoughts and feelings. Within all of this, we have learnt to use fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases, adjectives, prepositions and inverted commas.
In maths, the focus was addition and subtraction of up to four digits. Within this, we have covered: perimeter, estimation and rounding, inverse, missing numbers and SAT style word problems.
In science, we have been learning about the states of matter. Each week we have learnt about a different stage of the water cycle – evaporation, condensation and precipitation through countless experiments of which the children have thoroughly enjoyed. We have also learnt about the particle formation of gases, solids and liquids and how they react with gravity.
This half term our theme has been Kaleidoscopic, where we have been learning about many different artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Piet Mondrian and Roy Leichenstein. We were able to recreate different pieces of art work using our knowledge of the artists, which we really enjoyed. In Science, we learnt about sound and how it travels. We were able to conduct many different investigations which included musical instruments and materials to insulate a music recording studio. In Maths, we have been learning about place value and we are now able to round numbers beyond 1,000 independently. We concentrated on The Day the Crayons Quit in English, where we had the opportunity to work in groups to perform a drama workshop in front of our peers.
This half term has been a busy one so far, we have been exploring the history of the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, looking at how the invasion effected Britian and looked at timelines. We have also looked at geographical locations to where the Vikings travelled and settled using ICT and non-fiction books. We were fortunate to have a real Viking (Mr Fellows) work with us to reinact the story of Beowulf using drama. This was a very exciting day! (see photos). As we continue the term, we are looking forward to creating our own narratives in English and learning about Electricity in Science.