Class 8 = Madagascar Class 9 = Italy
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This term we are exploring lots of different Julia Donaldson books!
These are just a few of the books we will be exploring:
Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram
Dougal’s Deep Sea Diary by Simon Bartram
How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers
Bug Club (Reading)
https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (Practise blending)
Top Marks Maths -place value:
Place Value Basketball – Dienes Game for 5 to 8 Year Olds (topmarks.co.uk)
Robot Addition (topmarks.co.uk)
Mental Maths addition and subtraction:
Daily 10 – Mental Maths Challenge – Topmarks
Counting in 2s:
The Counting by Twos Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden – Bing video
Counting in 5s:
The Counting by Fives Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden – Bing video
Counting in 10s:
The Counting by Tens Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden – Bing video
Our Topic this term is ‘Climate Detectives’ where we will be answering the question ‘Would you prefer to live in a hot or cold place?’
Our other key questions throughout the term will be:
As well as all our fabulous geography learning, we will be learning all about living things and their habitats in science. We will be exploring why different animals adapt to different habitats, and how to identify the most appropriate habitat for minibeasts and other animals. In Art, we will be learning about printing, and be creating animal inspired print work. The Jigsaw focus for this term is all about ‘Celebrating Difference’. Finally, in Computing we will be developing our coding skills and learning about how to be kind online. Excitingly, later this term we will be going to Mojo Active too!
Our topic is called ‘Schools Rule!’ where, this term we are learning all about schools through time. We are starting our topic by using the PlayPod to design our dream school! We will be answering questions such as:
How was school different in the past?
How were schools different in the 1900s?
How have schools changed within living memory?
What is similar, and different about schools now and in the past?
Would you have preferred to go to school in the past?
We have lots of exciting learning to look forward to! In DT, we will be putting our cooking skills to the test and designing and cooking pizzas! This will tie into our Science and Jigsaw learning, where we will be looking at keeping healthy through exercise, healthy eating and keeping clean. Not only this, but within Jigsaw we will be looking at how we can make healthy choices for ourselves.
In Music, we are looking at a unit called ‘Grandma Rap’ which is a funky rap that we will be learning and trying to sing as a two-part round.
In RE, we will be answering the question, ‘Does going to the mosque give Muslims a sense of belonging?’
Finally, in Computing we will be putting our information technology skills to the test, and using Word to create documents.
This term we are learning all about The Great Fire of London! We will be answering questions such as:
-What happened during the Great Fire of London?
-How did London change after the Great Fire?
-How have fire engines changed, and how can they help put out fires?
In Art, we will be using paint to create our own artwork using hot and cold colours inspired by the work of Kandinsky.
In DT, we will be making our own moving fire engines! We will create our own designs whilst thinking about the appropriate materials needed to construct our fire engines. We will also be creating functional mechanisms using wheels and axles to attach to our fire engines, ensuring they can move easily.
As part of Jigsaw this term, we will be exploring the new topic of ‘Dreams and Goals’. This will provide the children with the opportunity to think about and identify the ways in which they can be successful. The children will have a chance to set and work on their own goal or challenge in school which they will then have the opportunity to reflect upon at the end of term.
Finally, in Music we will be learning a spooky song called ‘Creepy Castle’ and we will be creating music inspired by birds and birdsong using musical instruments.
Our Topic this term is ‘Material Mission!’. As part of this, the children are exploring the following questions:
-What can different materials be used to make?
-How do you recycle materials?
-Which materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching?
-Which is the most suitable material to make a kite?
Alongside learning all about materials, in DT we will be making our own kites. This will involve investigating the best materials, designing and evaluating our kites! In Music we are exploring rhythm using actions for the song ‘Tony Chestnut’ from SingUp. We are also looking at human and physical features in Geography. Finally, in RE we are learning about how Muslims show their commitment through prayer.