LKS2 (Years 3,4 & 5) update

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

This half term, we have been learning about World War Two. We read the book ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ and learnt what it may have been like to be an evacuee – leaving our homes, living with strangers and relocating in a setting so different to our own. We explored characterisation, setting descriptions and completed detailed recounts as a child whom had been evacuated.

In our topic lessons, we explored why the war started and life on the Home Front. We learnt about rationing and the impact this had on people’s lives, tasting some traditional recipes at a themed tea with our grown-ups. We learnt about our teeth, the digestive system and designed special aprons which could be used as a teaching tool to share our new found knowledge with younger children. We also found out about the Battle of Britain and compared a typical wartime Christmas to our own traditions.

We also learnt to play the gamelan, exploring with different arrangements and writing our own compositions. It was great fun!

Next half term, our topic is Africa. We will be learning about the different countries and comparing life there to our own. We will be learning about plants and animals native to the continent, classifying them according to different characteristics and exploring food chains.

Year 3 will be reading ‘The Butterfly Lion’ by Michael Morpurgo. Years 4 and 5 will be reading ‘The Fastest Boy in the World’ by Elizabeth Laird.