This term, our topic has been Asia. In our topic lessons we have been learning about the Shang Dynasty, an ancient civilization who around alongside the Egyptians. Our Science lessons focussed on light. We launched the topic way back in January with an Immersion Day involving plate decorating, dragon dancing and reading the story ‘The Great Race’ which is all about how the animals of the Chinese zodiac were decided.
As a key stage we have been reading ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Michael Morpurgo. The children have all enjoyed this imaginative adventure story and have used it to inspire their own writing, including narratives, persuasive texts and play scripts. We also had a great World Book Day, reading books like ‘The Tin Forest’ by Helen Ward.
In Computing, year 3 have been exploring branching databases, learning how to use a computer programme to categorise and sort information. Year 4 have had an introduction to spreadsheets through the programme 2Calculate, inputting data and using formulae to calculate with it. Year 3 were also lucky enough to visit Adastral Park to develop their computational thinking through coding.
This term, Miss Rate has continued to led our outdoor learning sessions in the forest area. We have enjoyed weekly sessions exploring the environment, including preparations for a mud kitchen.
We also all took part in Race for Life Schools, helping the school raise a great sum of money for Cancer Research UK.
This half term, all children have been working really hard to put on a production of Roald Dahl’s Little Red Riding Hood. The songs were fantastic and there were some brilliant acting performances. Hopefully you will have seen videos of these performances on Facebook as, due to government health guidelines, the shows were unfortunately cancelled.
Next half term our topic is Italy. In our topic lessons, we will be learning about the Romans. Our Science focus will be sound. Obviously in these uncertain times, we are not 100% sure when we will get to see our lovely students again, however will be continue to deliver the best learning we can through alternative means. Remember you can still access all our usual learning aids at home: Mathletics, Lexia, Accelerated Reader, MyMath, Mathsframe and Purple Mash.