Half Term Information Spring 1 2022

This half term we examined how crime and punishment has developed throughout the ages from the Roman era through to the Victorian period. The children enjoyed taking part in a variety of activities including holding court during Saxon times and finding out about the famous highwayman Dick Turpin.

We stepped into the world of Robin Hood and followed some adventures of this legendary character. We began by evaluating whether Robin was a hero or villain finding evidence from the text to back up our opinions.  After this, we spent time exploring many different tales and created our own comic strip versions of the wedding of Allan-a-Dale or the story of the Golden Arrow. The adventures of Robin and his ‘Merry Men’, led us to write our own legendary tales based in the heart of Sherwood Forest.

This term, we have switched on the lights, with many ‘lightbulb’ moments.  Investigations began by considering how we can use electrical components to create different circuits and we have also spent time drawing our own personally designed parallel and series circuits. We will continue to explore this topic further next half term!

As well as this, during Maths we got lost in a world of algebra! We explored how to make our own algebraic expressions and formulae in addition to investigating unknowns and substitutions. After that we delved into the topic of shapes, first calculating perimeter and area before moving onto 3D shapes and volume.

Quotes from children:

This half term, I enjoyed science and learning about how different circuits and electrical components work. – Eben

During our Robin Hood topic we got to learn lots about Sherwood Forest and the Merry Men, all of the stories were very interesting. – Swithu

When we did algebra in Maths at first it was complicated but after a while I liked it. – Marco

Useful website links to continue learning at home

Maths dictionary : http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/

Mathletics: http://uk.mathletics.com/

Spanish: https://www.vocabexpress.com/home/  and   www.linguascope.com 

SPAG definitions: https://www.satscompanion.com/spag-ks2-sats/

 

BBC SPAG: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/

 

Reading comprehension skills: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/reading

SATs information websites:

Scaled scores: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/scaled-scores-at-key-stage-2

Help for parents: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/534658/Information_for_parents_-_2016_NCT_results_at_the_end_of_key_stage_2.pdf

Spelling rules: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf

Grammar appendix: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335190/English_Appendix_2_-_Vocabulary_grammar_and_punctuation.pdf