Termly Information Autumn 1 2019

This term we have been learning all about Ancient Egypt! We have written recounts about Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, created our own Egyptian Cinderella traditional tales and made power points based upon a variety of aspects of Egyptian life. In addition to this, we enjoyed taking part in an Egyptian WOW day, dressing up in role and doing a range of exciting activities. These included making our own canopic jars, writing hieroglyphics, constructing pyramids and more.

We have been deepening our knowledge of number and place value this term in Maths including representing numbers in different ways and the use of related structural apparatus. We have also begun to develop our written methods of calculation, and have started to use these to solve addition and subtraction problems.

In Science, we have been exploring light and shadow including staying safe in the sun. We carried out a range of experiments to help deepen our knowledge such as exploring the reflective properties of a variety of different materials. We then used the results to design our own reflective book bags and wrote letters to share our findings. During this topic we also spent time testing and sorting different materials, checking whether they were transparent, translucent or opaque.     

 
 Children’s comments about their learning:
  • Abdulrahman, “I have enjoyed the learning in Maths and English because Mrs Sawford showed us lots of methods and different types of words.”

  • Aolaith, “We have learnt about the Romans, which has been fun. We made Roman shields, a sword or an aquaduct and also made pottery bowls, vases and oil lamps. We also made a leaflet on Roman Londinium.”

  • Manas, “I enjoyed fractions, particularly because we were simplifying fractions into the lowest form. I also enjoyed by book in Guided Reading, which is Spacebaby, because it was a very interesting theme about gravity.”

  • Swithu, “This term I have enjoyed going on an invertebrate hunt with my group, because we were able to find some and learn all about them.”

 

Useful website links to continue learning at home

www.ict.games.co.uk

www.topmarks.co.uk

www.mathletics.com