Welcome back to our last half term together! I hope you have had an enjoyable break and are ready to start learning?
This half term, we will reading a great book, 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo. Without giving too much away about the book, we will be sharing the text as a class and continuing with our new way of writing and our experience days which we enjoyed last half term. It will incorporate lots of geography work and using atlases to find different countries and writing about them.
Our PE days remain on a Monday and Wednesday so please bring your PE kits in on a Monday and remember to bring your outdoor PE trainers for when the weather is kinder.
Homework: your homework booklets include your weekly 'mymaths' homework and your topic and English projects. We will be continuing with the '3 times a week' reading at home, so remember to get your reading records signed after every read and hand you records in on Friday to Mrs Radbourne.
Welcome back, I do hope you all had a fabulous Easter and enjoyed your Easter eggs?
This half term, we will be focusing on 'Rivers' in our topic 'GO WITH THE FLOW'.
Why are Rivers so important?
Water is such a precious resource we have. This topic aims to promote and encourage understanding and active response in relation to improving the water situation locally and globally. We will find out about rivers and how they erode, transport and deposit materials.
We will be learning to use water colours to paint our own river landscape, investigating all about the Severn Bore and using our very own green screen and ICT software to create a report about one of Britain's few truly spectacular natural phenomena.
Well, that was a quick half term! I do hope you are all ready and refreshed for another exciting topic?
This half term, our topic is 'The Rainforest'. I have been planning lots of exciting learning opportunities for you around this topic. It will be amazing!
We will be creating collages featuring rainforest animals, exploring the works of Henri Rousseau and using our ICT skills to collect data about the rainforests.
During our geography sessions, we will be locating Rainforests around the world, their physical and human geography, location and if they are famous and why? This will also support our science sessions which is all about plants.
For our English focus, we will be reading 'Journey to the River Sea'.
In PE, we will be starting our Swimming lessons, this will be happening every Wednesday morning so don't forget your towel!
On Fridays, we have a hockey coach visiting to teach us all the skills to be able to play hockey.
More exciting news!
The second week back, we will be taking part in BOOK WEEK and all of our lessons for that week will be based on the book called 'Leon and the Place Between'. We will have opportunities to cover most of our subjects using this book. We will also be taking part in a writing workshop with the author and we will be having a circus visiting the school.
I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and looking forward to our next topic?
We have an exciting new topic planned for this half term. The question being:
'What have the Romans ever done for us?'
This unit of learning has been planned to help understand how the past has shaped British Society, culture and religion.
We will have a whole day visit from a ‘real-life’ Roman who will be sharing his knowledge and stories to complete our topic.
In Art, we will be creating Roman Mosaics and then reproducing these using an ICT app.
During DT, we will be designing, making and evaluating a Roman catapult and in PE we will be learning a Roman dance.
Welcome back after the half term break. I hope you had a fabulous week off.
This half term, the title of our topic is 'How to catch a......' more will be revealed as we work through the half term. We returned to school today to a rather mysterious incident that happened over half term. Something or someone has been in the school grounds and has left a trail of evidence. We have spent some time investigating the area and taking photos of the evidence.
Mrs Morris and the Caretaker are keen to discover what has happened and who or what has left the trail of destruction.
All updates will be posted here....
As the children have discovered the intruder was a woolly mammoth, we have decided to research this particular animal in our topic which will lead us into the Stone age. As this rather large mammoth is still roaming around Rucstall, we are going to be writing a newsletter to ensure the local community is aware! Also, using our research we hopefully will be able to write some instructions about how we can catch this mammoth but we will need to find out all about it first!
We will keep you posted...
Welcome New MAPLE class 2017-2018. I hope you all enjoyed your summer holidays and I look forward to hearing about your ventures over the holiday.
Our first topic is UP WITH A BANG! This is all about Volcanoes and Earthquakes. The focus of this topic is to use our geographical skills to examine famous volcanoes and learn how they were made, how they work and lots of other interesting facts. We will be discovering what is, how does it and why do earthquakes happen.
In science we will be looking at forces and magnets and exploring the different types of forces including gravity, friction, air resistance and buoyancy.
Our PE days will be on Mondays and Wednesdays (with Mr Gazzard), please ensure your PE kit comes to school on Monday and remains in school for the week. You will need an indoor and out door PE kit. School colours are BLACK shorts/ jogging bottoms and a PLAIN WHITE Tshirt. School jumpers will be allowed for outdoor PE when it is cold. Please remember , hair must be tied back and no ear rings are allowed for PE.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be expected in on a Wednesday. Reading folders and reading books need to be in school everyday and we will be continuing with the school guidelines of reading three times a week at home. Spellings will be given out and tested twice, the first in isolation and second in dictation.
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