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Our current RE topic is Life choices. Christians believe that everyone is invited to share in the life and work of God through Baptism. The Bible recounts God’s invitations to people to share in his life and work: among them Moses, Samuel, the prophets, Mary and the apostles.
The Big Question
What is important for friendship to thrive?
Swimming takes place every Monday afternoon during the Autumn term. Please make sure your child has their kit for this important lesson.
Topics this term
We used Talk for Writing to learn The Highwayman, a narrative poem by Alfred Noyse. We performed it for the school in assembly. We also wrote our own modern day versions with the tale set in Speke or Liverpool. It was great fun. Have a look at our photos.
During the first part of the Autumn term we will be doing our 'Journeys' unit. During this unit, we will look at the formation and features of mountains and volcanoes. We will study famous mountains and volcanoes around the world and use atlas' to show where these are on a world map. As part of the unit, we will be looking at artistic pictures of volcanoes and creating our own pieces of artwork for display. We are also looking forward to making our own erupting volcanoes!
In addition to this, we will also be learning about the Earth and space. We will look at our solar system, the planets, the sun and the moon. We will learn about the movement of the planets and the moon in relation to the sun.
Learning about the phases of the moon.
We looked at how the moon looks different at different times of the month. To help us understand the phases of the moon we had some fun with jaffa cakes and then recreated the phases using grapes. We also have a moon diary to keep for four weeks as part of our homework.
We received a very exciting phone call from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). They informed us that an unmanned rocket had crashed somewhere in our school grounds. They asked us to find the crash site and investigate immediately. It was a top secret mission and our findings had to be reported back to NASA ASAP!
We were so inspired that we made our own rockets and then threw them to see which one would fly the furthest!
Our English unit for this topic will be the story of the Wizard of Oz. We are looking forward to using our talk 4 writing techniques to help us to learn this story and use it as a model for writing our own journey story.
For maths this term, we will be focusing on everything number! We know that maths is important for our future and especially number skills. Therefore, this term we will have a massive focus on number, including place value, basic skills, mental calculations and written calculations. We are the mathematicians of the future!
Our final topic during the Spring term is ‘The Ancient Greeks’. We planned an exciting entry point to start this topic. For this, we had four stations set up and the children moved around the stations so that they completed each task. The stations we had were: Greek food tasting , create your name using the Ancient Greek alphabet, design a Greek vase and create a timeline to show when the Ancient Greeks lived. We have got many other exciting lessons about the Ancient Greeks to come. Keep an eye out for the pictures to follow at the end of the topic.
Every Monday morning the children will be given a weekly spelling mat. They will complete these spelling mats throughout the week and do activities relating to these spellings during grammar lessons. They will then be tested on the spellings every Friday morning.