Mrs Wilkins, Mrs Holloway and Miss Rinaldi
Welcome back Puffins! Mrs Wilkins, Miss Rinaldi and Mrs Holloway hope you had a fantastic Easter break and are ready for the Summer term. We have lots of fun lessons planned for you.
We will begin our English lessons by looking at the The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. This will be a fantastic novel to help us write descriptively, with a focus on settings and creating atmosphere. After half term, we will look at the novel Who Let the Gods out? which links well to our History topic of the ancient Greeks. We will also be looking at poetry in the summer term.
In maths, we will be looking at various forms of measurement, converting kilometres to metres and hours to minutes. We will then be learning about statistics and presenting information in different visual ways. Moving on from this we will be looking at position and direction, describing positions on a grid using coordinates.
As always, we have some exciting investigations to look forward to in science! Our new topic is ‘Living things and their habitats’. We will learn the different ways to group animals and take a closer look at the habitat of insects. The warmer weather will encourage us to use the school grounds and its array of hidden wildlife.
In Geography, we will be looking at the similarities and differences between Somerset and Greece. This will include taking a closer look at landmarks and coastlines. Our History enquiry question is ‘Did the Ancient Romans or Ancient Greeks achieve more?’ allowing us to apply our knowledge of the Romans from Spring. We will continue with Christianity in Religious Education with a focus on Agape.
In computing, we will be focusing on using the internet and by learn about data logging. In PSHE our topic is ‘being my best’ and then ‘growing and changing’. Mrs Morton will continue to use her expertise to deliver exciting art lessons, linking our Geography topic with new sewing skills.
We are really looking forward to having you back in the classroom for a fun-filled term of learning!
Welcome back Eagles! Mrs Wilkins, Miss Rinaldi and Mrs Holloway hope you had a lovely Christmas break and are ready to fly into the spring term. We have lots of fun lessons planned for you.
We will begin our English lessons by looking at the book That Pesky Rat by Lauren Childs. We will link some our writing to our Geography topic; we will write setting descriptions based on the beautifully illustrated A River by Marc Martin as well as write an information leaflet about water safety. After half term, we will focus on non-fiction texts relating to our history topic The Romans. Finally, children will enjoy looking at the graphic novel A Roman Rescue by K.A. Gerrards a stimulus for some narrative writing.
In maths, we will continue to look at multiplication and division. This will include factor pairs, commutativity and the multiplication of 2 and 3 digit numbers. Other mathematical topics this term include fractions, decimals and angles. We will continue to focus on times tables in order to prepare children for the Multiplication Times table check in the Summer term.
Prepare for some exciting and disgusting experiments in science, as we will be investigating how animals and humans digest food! We will also look at the different types of teeth in animals and humans and how food chains can be used to identify producers, predators and prey. After half term, we will be looking at states of matter. Experiments will include making careful observations to see how materials change when heated or cooled.
Our History enquiry question is ‘How did the Roman Empire change Britain?’ We will study Britain’s settlement by the Anglo-Saxons and Scots before focussing on the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. A trip to Taunton Museum will be an excellent way for children to explore artefacts and learn history through a hands-on experience. In Geography, we will be looking at water and rivers. This will include looking at the physical geography of our planet and the water cycle.
Our new religion in Religious Education is Christianity, where we will explore Salvation, linking with Easter. In computing, we will be focusing on photo editing. In PSHE our topic is Being aware of Danger and Hazards. Children will be discussing who keeps them safe and how. Mrs Morton will continue to use her expertise to deliver exciting art lessons. Mrs Gomes will also continue to teach our modern foreign language, Portuguese.
We are really looking forward to having you back in the classroom for an action-packed term of learning!