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Mrs Gray

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Mrs Jagger

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Spring 1

The children really enjoyed our Autumn topic, ‘From Bones to Stones’. Some highlights included our Stone Age dress up day and a trip to the Time and Tide museum for a Stone Age experience. Our exciting science experiments included making volcanos to begin to understand chemical reactions and making articulated hands to understand the purpose of bones, tendons and muscles.

Our spring term topic is ‘Incredible Invaders’. We will be learning about the Celts and the Romans. We will cover lots of geography and history objectives to help us understand when and why they invaded and settled in the UK. We will re-enact battles, consider the viewpoints of all parties and identify what these cultures added to our society.

Winter poetry will be our first literacy topic. We will then write the story of Boudicca in the style of a Roman myth, after reading lots of examples. We will finish with a character description of Boudicca after deciding if we agree with her actions or not.

In maths, we will focus on multiplication, division and fractions. In science we will studying forces and magnets. We are all looking forward to our weekly games lessons and continuing to learn French! In art we will make Celtic clay offerings to the gods. In DT we will design and build a roman chariot in groups. We will be covering the full range of curriculum subjects this half term, linking the learning to our topic. Please see the curriculum map for more information. Details of a trip to the Hands on Heritage living history trip will follow shortly. This is an exciting trip where we live as a Celt for the day!

It is vital you read with your child as much as you can, remember- Children who read, succeed! We expect your child to read to an adult at least 3 times a week. Each child will get an opportunity to independently change their home reading books when they come in each morning. Each child will also receive weekly guided reading sessions with the teacher and a teaching assistant.

It is important the children complete their weekly home learning tasks as this will help re-enforce learning from the classroom. The task will be handed out on a Friday and we ask that they are returned at the beginning of the next week. Please refer to our Learning Heroes to support their learning skills.

We look forward to speaking with you at the Learning Review meetings later this term, but please approach us with any queries or questions you have about any of our curriculum at any time.

 

Mrs Jagger and Mrs Gray.

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