Autumn Term Information 2020

Covid didn’t keep us from our learning this term! We quickly adapted to the new routines and procedures and have been getting into the flow of being back with our friends and teachers.

At the start of the term, Historical people who have had an impact on our local area has been the focus of our topic work and Isaac Newton was at the centre of this. We did lots of research about him and his life in order to write fantastic biographies about him but we did extensive reading about many other famous figures too. We learned about Rebecca Adlington, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jnr. as well as David Williams, Lewis Hamilton and Usain Bolt. Black History month inspired us through the life of Rosa Parks too. The children are now very familiar with all the features of biographies as a form of non-fiction text.  The second half of this term was based on The Great fire of London.  The children loved the Wow day; taking part in lots of fun activities.

In science, the children have explored the habitats and micro-habitats around Cambourne whilst on a nature walk. We found creatures big and small in the woods, the lake and in the grassland.  After half term we then learnt about different types of materials.  We thought about what is the most suitable material for a particular purpose, thinking back to the Great Fire of London and what the houses were made form at this time.

We’ve had some new technologies to get used to using too with the addition of Readiwriter Spelling and Accelerated Reading. The children have been doing a great job.

Children’s comments about their learning:

“Learning about Isaac Newton was interesting because we found out about how he discovered gravity and made the first telescope. Oh! And also cat flaps!”

“I loved science because we went on the nature walk and I found some habitats!”

“I’ve loved maths because I love being challenged.”

“Playtime has been my favourite because I’ve missed my friends.”