Class 10 = Canada                  Class 11 = Iceland

Miss Barnett

Teacher

Miss Garrett

Teacher

Mrs Roy

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Tovey

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Davey

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  Our PE days are Thursday & Friday. 

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Our book change day is a Wednesday.

Our class book is:

Leonora Bolt – Secret Inventor
-Lucy Brandt

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Term 4 Summary

This term, the children are doing a Geography unit and the question this term is ‘Are all settlements the same?’ Each lesson, we will focus on a different key question, to eventually be able to answer this question. Our other key questions throughout the term will be:

  • What is a settlement 
  • How is land used in my local area? 
  • Can I explain the location of features in my local area? 
  • How has my local area changed over time? 
  • How is land used in New Delhi? 
  • How does land use in New Delhi compare to my local area? 

 

During lesson 3, we will be taking a walk around our local area to find different features to compare with New Delhi in later lessons. 

This term in Science we will be looking at ‘light and shadow’ with a focus on looking at how shadows are formed and where different sources of light come from. 

In DT we are going to use Lego to create a fairground ride which then can be controlled by coding on a computer.  

In Art, we will be finding out all about the artist Michael Brennand Wood and how he used different materials to create his art. 

In French we will be studying a unit called ‘Les animaux’ where we will use games, puzzles, speaking and written  activities to learn 10 animal names.

In our Indoor PE we will be doing gymnastics taught by an external coach. In Outdoor PE  we will be practising our skipping and learning new skills. 

In Computing this term we will be looking at the Be Internet Legends pillar Be Kind. This is where the children will learn how to be kind online and what to do if someone is not. 

Our whole school Jigsaw theme this term is ‘Celebrating Difference’. This theme focuses on similarities and differences and teaches about diversity, such as disability, racism, power, friendships, and conflict. Children learn to accept everyone’s right to ‘difference’, and most year groups explore the concept of ‘normal’; bullying (what it is and what it isn’t, including cyber and homophobic bullying) is an important aspect of this theme.

This term will be going back to Hortham Farm for Forest School in Week 6.

Term 3 Summary

This term, the children are doing a History unit and the question this term is ‘Why did the Romans settle in Britain?’. Each lesson, we will focus on a different key question, to eventually be able to answer this question. Our other key questions throughout the term will be:

  • Why did the Romans invade and settle in Britain? 
  • How did Britons respond to the Roman invasion? 
  • Why was the Roman army so successful? 
  • What do artefacts tell us about life in Roman times? 
  • How did the Romans change modern Britain?

 

We will end the term with a trip to Caerleon where we will take part in a workshop, explore the museum and visit various Roman sites.

This term in Science we will be looking at rocks and soil, with a focus on learning about different types of rocks, how fossils are formed, soil formation and carrying out various interesting investigations.

We will start the term by learning how to write a set of instructions which links to our DT project of making packaging for chocolate truffles that will be made by following a simple recipe.  

In Art we will be finding out all about the sculptor Barbara Hepworth.

We are very excited to be part of the ‘Tackling Numeracy’ project with Bristol Bears this term. We will have visiting coaches come in to teach our Outdoor PE sessions and also one maths session a week based on rugby.

In French we will be studying a unit called ‘Les animaux’ where we will use games, puzzles, speaking and written  activities to learn 10 animal names.

In Computing this term we will be looking at the Be Internet Legends pillar Be Secure. This is where the children will learn how to protect their personal information.

Term 2 Summary

This term, the children are doing their first Year 3 Geography unit  and the question this term is ‘Why do people live near volcanoes?. Each lesson, we will focus on a different key question, to eventually be able to answer this question. Our other key questions throughout the term will be:

  • How is the Earth constructed? 
  • Where are mountains found? 
  • Why and where do we get volcanoes? 
  • What are the effects of volcanic eruption? 
  • What are earthquakes and where do we get them?
  • Where have the rocks around school come from? 

This term in Science we will be looking at forces and magnets, with a focus on friction and investigating the strength of magnets and how they are used in the real world.

We will start the term by learning how to write a set of instructions which links to our DT project of making packaging for chocolate truffles that will be made by following a simple recipe.  

In  Art we will be learning to join clay so that we can make and decorate our own coil pots. 

In PE we will be disco dancing and learning some net games skills. 

To carry on our Diwali learning will be having a special visitor coming into school to run a workshop. 

Term 2 Jigsaw theme – Dreams and Goals

Our whole school Jigsaw theme this term is ‘Dreams and Goals’ and lessons are delivered in an age-and-stage appropriate way for each year group from EYFS through to Year 6. This theme aims to help children think about their hopes and dreams, their goals for success, what personal strengths are and how to overcome challenges via team-work skills and tasks. Children learn about experiencing and managing feelings of pride, ambition, disappointment and success. They will have opportunities to share their aspirations, explore the dreams and goals of others in different cultures/countries and think about their own dreams for the world.

If you have any further questions regarding our ‘Dreams and Goals’ Jigsaw unit, please contact your child’s class teacher using the admin@baileyscourt.com school email address.

Term 1 Summary

To start the first term we will be focusing on the whole school learning skills and learning a bit about our class countries, Class Iceland and Class Canada. 

Bailey’s Court Leaning skills include: 

  • Show resilience
  • Can work in teams
  • Communicate effectively
  • Always show curiosity
  • Are ready to learn
  • Make connections
  • Show creativity
  • Take responsibility
  • Can be independent learners

 

Our History is all about: Would you prefer to live in the Stone Age, Bronze Age or Iron Age? 

The key questions we will be investigating are: 

  • How long ago did Prehistoric man live? 
  • What does Skara Brae tell us about life in the Stone Age? 
  • Who was the Amesbury Archer? 
  • How did bronze change life in the Stone Age? 
  • How did trade change the Iron Age? 
  • What changed between the Stone Age and the Iron Age? 

 

Our Science is all about movement and nutrition. This will include learning about skeletons, muscles and balanced diets alongside developing scientific skills such as sorting, comparing and questioning data. 

Also in this term we will be looking at water colour, with a focus on the artist Paul Klee. We will start our first unit of French, learn about the Hindu festival of Diwali in RE and playing some invasion games in PE.

Term 1 will also see us having our first visit to Hortham Farm for some exciting forest school sessions!