For our wow starter we had an amazing morning exploring the culture of Asia. We cooked some amazing dishes, learned how to use chopsticks and discovered how to write our names in Mandarin.
Welcome back and happy new year ! What a day we have had today ! As part of our Wow starter for our new topic 'We built this City' children designed and then made using lots of different resources their own settlements. Below are some pictures of the children hard at work. Finished photos will be added once the paint has dried.
Welcome back. We hope that you have had an amazing summer break and we are looking forward to working with you this year.
Supporting your child with their learning will be Mr Scott, Mr Butterworth, Mrs Howsham and Mrs Murphy. Feel free to chat to us on the playground each morning from 8.30am or alternatively we will be holding a drop in session from 3pm until 3.30pm each Monday to discuss your child's learning.
Our first topic this half term is the Romans. We have lots of exciting learning experiences planned that will enable the children to learn, have fun and develop a fantastic lifelong attitude to learning.
For our ‘Wow’ starter we will be carrying out a special mission set by a London Museum involving digging for Roman artefacts.
In Literacy we will be turning into journalists and reporting on the Roman Invasion of Britain. We will also be writing a story set in
In Maths we will be developing our abilities when working with numbers in a range of contexts and building on our knowledge of roman numerals.
In History we will be learning all about the Roman invasion of Britain and finding out about how historians gather information about the past.
In Geography we will be looking at the whole of the Roman Empire and developing our map skills and Geographical knowledge of the world.
In Science we will be looking at animals including humans starting off with looking at teeth.
In Art and D&T we will be looking at roman jewellery and creating and designing our own roman fort made from a variety of materials.
We are also lucky enough to have an expert coming into school complete with full Roman outfits for us to try on later in the term
Below are some key reminders that will help you this year:
PE - PE will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday
Homework will be given out on a Thursday and is due back in the following Wednesday.
Our spelling test will be on a Friday.
As being a confident reader has such a positive impact on many areas of learning please read with your child every night. It doesn't have to be a lot just a small amount and then a good discussion about what they have read and understood is so valuable. Children need to have their reading books in school each day.
What have we been up to?
We had a fun afternoon on Monday digging to find hidden Roman artefacts. We uncovered lots of strange objects and had a discussion about what they might have been used for. Have a look in our gallery bellow for some photographs of us in action.