Autumn Term 1:
Enquiry Question: Did the Ancient Egyptians really build the pyramids?
Core text: The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo
Autumn Term 2:
Enquiry Question: Is there a difference between a home and a house?
Core text: Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann
We are really enjoying taking part in TT Rockstars everyday! It's great to see our scores already improving. Don't forget to go to https://play.ttrockstars.com/ to play and get quicker at recalling your times tables!
The start of our TT Rockstar journey:
4 more amazing Bluebirds have been working hard and achieved their Bronze band. Keep it up!
Congratulations to these fantastic gymnasts who have earned their next badge. Well done!
In English we have been using Talk for Writing to help us write a narrative based on our class book: The Egyptian Cinderella.
First, we learnt a model text based on the story using lots of exciting vocabulary. This week, we changed an event in the climax of the story which then altered the resolution and ending. After drafting the different parts of our narrative, we used our skills to apply the key features of a traditional tale in an Independent Write.
Take a look at some of our work below:
In Science, we have continued our sound unit by learning about the volume and pitch. We took part in a ‘sound circus,’ using different homemade instruments and experimented with how to change the volume and pitch of a sound.
Our 3 instruments: A pasta shaker, an elastic band guitar and a
We found out that the more force you exert into making the sound, the greater volume and identified many different ways you could change the pitch of a sound.
This week in History, we have been learning about how the Ancient Egyptians survived. We learnt that most Egyptians were farmers and relied on the River Nile and the flooding seasons to ensure their crops grew. well. They invented different tools to help them collect water from the Nile and cut harvest the crops. We then transported back to 3000BC to interview some of the Egyptian farmers and learn about their experiences.
In Maths we have been continuing our place value unit by consolidating our understanding of the place value of 4-digit numbers. We used counters to represent 4-digit numbers in different ways and used our skills to solve problems. How many 4-digit numbers can you make with just 4 counters on a place value grid?
More superstars received their Bronze this week as they always follow the Norbridge Learning Code!
Congratulations to our new School Council reps!
Well done to these superstars who have earned themselves a Bronze Band for always following the Norbridge Learning Code
In Art today we learnt about the famous artist David Hockney. We discussed his career as an artist and then asked and answered questions about his artwork, identified similarities and differences between the pieces, then voted on our favourite artwork and why we thought this. We then displayed our favourite piece of artwork on our classroom wall.
In our second lesson, we used our sketching skills to draw a self-portrait, before we continue our unit and do this using charcoal.
In today’s Science lesson, we discussed what we know and what we want to know about sound. We talked about the different sounds we can hear and how we make them. In partners, we investigated how sounds are made by stretching and plucking an elastic band, clapping our hands, flicking a ruler and playing some musical instruments. We found out that sound is created when things or the air vibrate.
Today we started our unit all about Buddhism. We learnt about the Siddhartha Gautama, the events in his life and how he founded Buddhism.
PSHE - A balanced lifestyle
Today in PSHE, we discussed what is meant by a balanced lifestyle. We talked about the potential short and long term consequences that people’s choices can have on maintaining a good health, what might influence people’s choices about their health and what steps they might be able to take to make an informed choice. We then looked at some lifestyle choices and voted on whether they are good or bad.