Miss Moore, Mrs Burns and Mrs Koike
After an unusual Spring term, we in Kingfishers are so excited to be back together in school! As we move into Summer term, we will be investigating our enquiry question How active is our planet?
In English we will be reading all about the pioneering fossil hunter Mary Anning in Laurence Anholt’s Stone Girl, Bone Girl. The fantastic Pebble in My Pocket will teach us how the pebbles we see on beaches today were first formed over 480 million years ago! With Christina Balit’s Escape from Pompeii we will discover how the eruption of Mount Vesuvius devastated the ancient city of Pompeii and buried it in ash for 2,000 years.
In Maths we will be moving onto multiplication and division, money, and fractions. We will also be consolidating our 3, 4 and 8- times tables with regular Table Races and Times Table Rockstars practice.
In Geography, we will be exploring how volcanoes and mountains are formed and how earthquakes occur. We will also be investigating the impact of these natural disasters and the increasing number of extreme weather events on our planet, both worldwide and closer to home. In Science, we will be looking at plants, animals including humans and how rocks are formed. We will be working with Sunflowers for Somerset to help provide new habitats for bees and other wildlife in our local area.
In DT we will be designing and building a bridge that can withstand an ‘earthquake’ and/or a ‘tsunami’.
PE will be taught on Tuesdays and Fridays. Mrs Morton will teach Art on Tuesday mornings and Mrs Stoodley and Mrs Gomes will continue to teach RE and Portuguese respectively.
I am looking forward to another fantastic term of learning!