Talk for Writing
This week we are reading and revising the text The Cobbler of Krakow and Smok the Dragon. We have been working hard to learn the actions from our story map, later this week we will be using this text to write our own monster story.
Surviving in the Stone Age
This term we have stepped back into the Stone Age. In History we have been looking at how Stone Age people survived. We investigated how they hunted for food and how they used different parts of animals to make clothes, jewellery and quilts to stay warm. We got to visit Creswell Crags and explore different rocks and have a go at hunting woolly mammoths with spears. We also had the opportunity to go inside the caves and see how dark it was without light. In English we have used all this information to write survival guides and followed instructions to make Stone Age shoes. In art we have been using different pencils and chalk to create our own cave drawings and created pots from clay. This week we have chatted about mental health and the different emotions we might feel. We have discussed different activities we can try when we feel overwhelmed such as meditating, going for a walk, looking at the clouds and watching something that makes you laugh. Overall, we have had a fantastic term and created lots of great pieces of work.
All about me
This week in news we have been chatting about each other's interests and sharing news about what we have been doing at home.
Fantastic effort in school and at home
This week we have been researching more about the Stone Age. We looked at key facts around the stone age and then had a go at some cave drawings. We spoke about the meaning behind cave drawings.
The children in Merlin Class have also worked hard this week on their homework and created some fantastic skeletons and pattern projects.
Stepping into the Stone Age
We have had a great first week back in Merlin Class. The children have settled in and are showing positive attitudes and behaviour.
We have started our focus book 'The Stone Age Boy' and looked at different jobs cavemen had to complete. We have also practiced cave art and discussed what we already know about the Stone Age.
This week the children have started swimming lessons, they are really enjoying learning new skills in the pool. They have also started PE and Karate lessons, building on the skills from last year.
In Maths, children are revising partitioning and multiplication,
We have also voted for our school councillors.
Well done on a great first week Merlins!
How did life change from the Stone Age to the Iron Age?
Does good always conquer evil?
In Autumn Term 1, we will learn how to write instructions to teach people how to carry out tasks that Stone Age people had to do. In Autumn Term 2, we will be using the focus text, 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe' to write diary entries.
This term in Maths, we will be learning all about place value and developing our knowledge on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
In Autumn Term 1, we will look at what nutrition animals including humans need to stay healthy. We will also be exploring how humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscle for support. In Autumn Term 2, we will be exploring forces and magnets.
In Autumn Term 1, we will explore the Stone Age and its impacts upon Britain. We will also identify the changes from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, as well as think about what we can learn from the past.
During Autumn Term 2, we will be looking at how Nottinghamshire has changed over time since the Stone Age.
In SMSC, we will be thinking about what we would like to be when we grow up. We will also be learning about significant events such as Black History Week and Remembrance Day.
During Autumn Term 1, we will be exploring what it means to be Christian. In Autumn Term 2, we will be looking at how people might show they belong to a certain faith as well as exploring Christian traditions and practices.
'Health and Wellbeing' is our theme for our learning this term. We will be looking at how we can stay healthy both physically and mentally. We will also be setting personal targets of things we would like to achieve by the end of Year 3.
Art and Design:
Our art focus in Autumn Term 1 are the cave paintings at Lascaux. We will be using chalk, clay and stones to create cave art and sculptures. In Autumn Term 2, our focus artist is Vincent Van Gogh. We will be using oil pastels to create a night sky Narnia landscape, based on 'Starry Night'.
Design and Technology:
In Autumn Term 2, We will be designing and making a magic wardrobe based on the text 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe'.
In Autumn Term 1, we will learn to write programs that will accomplish specific goals. In Autumn Term 2, we will learnt Word processing skills.
During our weekly French lessons with Madame Walsh, we will be learning how to describe ourselves.
In PE with Mr Scott, we will be developing our athletic skills and playing different invasion games.