LKS2 Update

Lower Key Stage 2

Autumn 2nd 2019

This half term, out topic was ‘Frozen.’ In our topic lessons, we have been learning about mountains. Our Science focus was rocks and soils. To launch our topic, we enjoyed a day at Brandon Country Park: learning to build shelters suitable for a mountaineer; playing team building games; creating artwork using natural materials and different mediums.

We have enjoyed our class novels. Year 3 have been reading ‘The Christmasaurus’ by Tom Fletcher. Year 4 have been reading ‘The Abominables’ by Eva Ibbotson. These were great stories and we were inspired as writers by our workshops with local author, Sharon Goddard.

In ICT, we have been exploring PurpleMash – a great program to help develop our coding skills. We wrote our own algorithms to make our sprites move.

This term, Miss Rate has led our outdoor learning sessions in the forest area. We have enjoyed weekly sessions exploring the environment and even roasted marshmallows on the fire!

The lead up to Christmas has been a busy one! We have visited the local residential homes to sing carols and art club were involved in making decorations for the Christmas Tree Festival at St Peters Church. Our beautifully decorated tree even won the junior competition!

Next half term our topic is Asia. In our topic lessons, we will be learning about the Shang Dynasty. Our Science focus will be light. We will be launching our new topic with a special day learning about Chinese New Year: painting celebratory porcelain plates and learning traditional dragon dancing. We will also be visiting Adastral Park to develop our computational thinking and we have booked tickets to the theatre to watch ‘Billionaire Boy’ by David Walliams.