Summer 2 Newsletter
Term: Summer 2
Topic: Nearby and Afar
Our topic for this half term is 'Nearby and Afar'. We will be focusing on the text 'Around the World in 80 Days' by Jules Verne. The role play will be transformed into a bottle kiln where the children will have many activities to complete inside linking with the local area and further afield. The children will also be writing their own adventure story based on the text.
Summer 1 Newsletter
Term: Summer 1
Topic: A Shakespeare Tale
Our topic for this half term is 'A Shakespeare Tale.' We are learning all about William Shakespeare and focusing on the story of Macbeth. The role-play area will be turned into the inside of 'The Globe' theatre and the children will have the opportunity to learn more about Shakespeare, design and make their own potions and create their own Macbeth puppet show!
In English we will be learning lots about the story of Macbeth and using drama to help make the story come alive. We will also be visiting William Shakespeare's birthplace as part of our visit to Stratford-upon-Avon' we can't wait!
Spring 2 Newsletter
Term: Spring 2
Topic: The First Drawing
During this half term, we are basing our learning on three books: Stone Age Boy, The First Drawing and Stonehenge. Our role play has been transformed into a mud hut where we have the opportunity to research The Stone Age, engage in Stone Age mathematics and practise our cave drawings. In English, we will be writing out own adventure narrative. We will also be learning how to write our own letters. In Maths, we will be learning about the four operations (+ - x), time, fractions, money, geometry and statistics. In Science, we will leaning about rocks and soils. In Computing, we will be learning how to create a PowerPoint presentation to tell our friends all about The Stone Age. We will also start to explore how to copy and paste a range of image and text into Publisher. In Geography, we will be finding out about earthquakes and how volcanoes are formed.
In History, we will be creating fact files about The Stone Age and creating a timeline. In Art, we will explore different sketching techniques and discuss why they are used. Then we will sketch our own cave drawing. In French, we will be learning how to describe our school. In PE, we will focus on invasion games. In Music, we will be creating a musical accompaniment to show movement of people from The Stone Age.
Spring 1 Newsletter
Term: Spring 1
Topic: All the Fun of the Circus
Our topic for this half term is 'All the Fun of the Circus'. The role play area will be transformed into a Big Top and inside the children will have the opportunity to take on the role of a circus performer! We will be writing our own mystery and suspense narratives and writing persuasive arguments about the circus. We will be learning about circus performers and attending our very own circus performer workshop.
Autumn 2 Newsletter
Term: Autumn 2
Topic: As Mad as a Hatter
Our topic for this half term is 'As Mad as a Hatter'. The role play area will be transformed into the Mad Hatter's Tea Party and inside the children will have the opportunity to take on the role of a character from Alice in Wonderland! We will be writing our own instructions for different recipes, creating our own Alice in Wonderland themed narrative. We will be learning about the importance of a healthy, balanced diet and we will also be designing our own healthy food plates.
Autumn 1 Newsletter
Term: Autumn 1
Topic: Gruesome Gods
Our topic for this half term is 'Gruesome Gods'. We will be designing and making our own Greek pot. The role play area will be transformed into a Greek Temple and inside the children will have the opportunity to take on the role of a Greek god or goddess! They will also be able to learn about Ancient Greece and make comparisons between then and now. The children will also be writing their own character and setting descriptions, as well as a narrative based on one of the Greek myths.