LKS2 (Years 3,4 & 5) update

An up-date from years 3, 4 and 5!

This term we have been exploring the topic of Africa. 

We read 'The Fastest Boy in the World' by Elizabeth Laird. It is an exciting adventure about a young boy from Ethiopia who has big dreams to be an Olympic athlete. The children were able to link this to their biographies of Haile Gebrselassie. In addition to the non-fiction writing, we have written a number of stories based around the events in the book, thinking about them from other people's perspectives.

In Maths, we have been looking at fractions. Year Four have also been looking at decimals and Year 5 looking at percentages as well as fractions and decimals.

Our science lessons looked in detail at the impact humans have on their localities. This started with us conducting a litter pick on our own school field and producing a power point to highlight how this impacts on the environment. Then we looked at the impact on a global scale, exploring how environments are affected by humans and by natural changes.

Other topic sessions have been exploring the diverse landscapes of Africa and comparing them to the landscapes in the UK. To do this we have completed geographical comparisons and artwork using a range of different techniques.

In addition to their topic lessons, the children have been working incredibly hard to perform the Easter play, 'Cinderella' which is inspired by Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes. It was hard work, but as I am sure those that watched it will agree, a great success. A huge thank you to each and every pupil for learning their lines and performing with confidence in front of a packed hall of friends and family. The thank you must also be extended to the parents for supporting the children when learning their lines.

Next half term, we are reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes as we move on to our new topic Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

From all in LKS2 (Years 3,4 and 5) 

Thank you and have a great Easter break.