LKS2 (Years 3,4 & 5) update
An up-date from years 3, 4 and 5!
Wow! It has been an extremely busy half term for the children in years 3, 4 and 5. Our topic was ‘Splish, Splash, Splosh!’
In English we read ‘Kaspar: Prince of Cats’ by Michael Morpurgo - a story about an aristocratic cat who was aboard the Titanic when it hit the iceberg. In maths, we continued to develop our reasoning and problem solving skills, following White Rose, as well as enjoying 2 days of puzzles, including an escape room. We had to solve clues covering all areas of mathematics, which gave us the combinations to different padlocks. Each padlock unlocked a different compartment in a giant box and eventually revealed a key, which could be used to unlock and stop the timer. We escaped…just!
In Science we learnt about solids, liquids and gases. We made models of the water cycle and designed our own investigations to see what affected the rate of evaporation. We also learnt about rivers and coasts, including the human and physical features.
We hosted our first ever Careers Fayre, to give us a taste of what the future could hold for us. We hosted over 30 different companies/professions and we had a wonderful afternoon talking to them and exploring the different equipment they use. It was an excellent opportunity to gain an understanding of what different jobs entail and the qualifications or experience needed. This stood us in great stead for our visit to Kidszania, as we had a good idea of the careers/experiences we were interested in. It was an amazing day out in London, learning the importance of working hard and financial capability. We also found time to go to the theatre to watch ‘Horrible Histories: the awesome Egyptians’ and ran a coffee morning to raise money for Suffolk Age UK.
We took part in many sporting events, competing in the Mildenhall Primary Games and a local football tournament – winning both events! We also worked alongside the Brandon community group to support the Brandon in Bloom 2019 campaign. The judges were very impressed with our sensory garden and we are looking forward to hearing the results in the autumn.
Next half term, we are looking forward to our new topic: ‘Our Local Area.’ We will be involved in a community project, ‘Trails and Tales’ in Brandon Country Park – focusing on The Lost Words by John Muir and working with local artists. We will also be working with Unity to learn about the Windrush Generation and the idea of diversity.