This half term, the children in Lower Key Stage 2 have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Stone Age and our local history. Grimes Graves (only a few miles down the road!) is a Neolithic flint mine and they have all had great fun looking at the tools they made and pretending to be hunters and gatherers. They have read some fantastic books linked to this topic and also enjoyed working with a variety of famous authors, including Lenny Henry and poet, James Carter. Year 4 have loved swimming and the PE coach was also a firm favourite in Year 3. In Science, we learnt all about plants. We learnt about the parts of a plant, their function and planned experiments to prove what a plant needs to grow healthily. Matisse was this half term’s Amazing Artist and the children made some great collages and mapped the key events in his life.
Next half term, we are moving on to a UK study (From Land’s End to John O’Groats). We will learning about the four countries that make up the United Kingdom and using maps to identify areas of high ground and the rivers and seas. We will be looking at what our county is famous for and how the population of England has changed. We will also be researching how London has changed over time – making links to our previous learning in KS1 about the Great Fire of London. Our core texts are written by Roald Dahl and we look forward to launching our new topic with a day themed around some of his most famous books. Our Science topic is Electricity. Year 4s will continue to learn how to play the ukulele and Year 3 will continue to develop their skills on the glockenspiel. Forest Schools will also continue for both year groups.