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  • F1 Sparrow Class AM 86.2%
  • F1 Sparrow Class PM 86.2%
  • F2 Merlin Class 93.5%
  • F2 Rock Pipit Class 90.5%
  • Y1 Wren Class 95%
  • Y1 Parakeet Class 94.7%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 97.2%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 96%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 96.1%
  • Y3 Hummingbird Class 94.4%
  • Y4 Bluebird Class 95.4%
  • Y4 Owl Class 95.4%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 96.4%
  • Y5 Penguin Class 95.5%
  • Y6 Kingfisher Class 96.4%
  • Y6 Toucan Class 95.8%
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Autumn Term

Autumn Term - Ancient Greece

 

 

 

 

Autumn Term 1:

Enquiry Question: What was the legacy of the Ancient Greeks?

Core text: Who Let the Gods Out by Maz Evans

 

 

Autumn Term 2:

Enquiry Question: Is there a difference between a home and a house?

Core text: Belonging by Jeannie Baker

 

 

Curriculum Overview:

Black History Month - October 2021

 

To celebrate Black History Month, we discussed the importance of this month and why it is celebrated. Then we learnt about the famous boxer Mohammad Ali and why he is remembered for his speaking and achievements in boxing and activist work. Finally, we worked in groups to complete a quiz about significant black people from the past and present, finding the answers on posters all around the school.

English - battle poetry

 

In English this week, we have learnt the story of the Trojan Horse and the Battle of Troy. We created our own battle poetry, describing what we might see or hear in the battle. Finally, we performed our poems, trying to use clear expressive voices and mime.

States of Matter

In Science this term, we have:

 

  • Identified and classified solids, liquids and gases.
  • Explored whether we can see gases.
  • Observed and measured the rate and temperatures at which different solids melt.
  • Observed different solids freezing and melting and compared their appearance and temperature.
  • Observed condensation and tested which areas of the classroom allow for quicker evaporation and why.
  • Ordered the stages of the water cycle.

Karate

We have really enjoyed progressing in our Karate skills this term. We have just started learning our new Kata, working towards our yellow belt.

History

During History this term, we have taken part in a range of enquires to answer the overarching question: How can we find out about the civilisation of Ancient Greece?

  • Who were the Ancient Greeks? We identified Greece on a map and located the period of Ancient Greece on a timeline. We learnt that Ancient Greece was made up of city states which had different rules. We worked in groups to research the differences between the rival states: Athens and Sparta.
  • Can we learn anything from Greek myths and legends? By analysing different myths, we gained an insight into Ancient Greek beliefs and practices.
  • What do artefacts tell us about life in Ancient Greece? We discovered we can learn about Greece through analysing pottery, friezes, and statues.
  • What do archaeological sites tell us about life in Ancient Greece? We looked closely at photographs and site plans of archaeological sites and suggested what they might be used for using our understanding of the Greeks. Finally, we worked in partner, pretending we were tour guides showing a a tourist around one of the sites.  

Geography

 

In Geography, we have been comparing the physical geography in Nottinghamshire and the UK with Athens and Greece. We have used atlases and maps to find similarities and differences between the mountains in both countries and the land elevation.

Computing

 

In Computing, we have been learning about effective online searching strategies. We have used different search engines including Google, Bing and Yahoo to answer questions and have used strategies such a quotation marks to narrow our results down. 

Computing

Science

 

In our first States of Matter lesson, we worked in groups to classify objects into solids and liquids. We noticed that some objects such as salt and flour were difficult to classify. We then discussed the properties of solids and liquids and identified the discovered the particle formation in each state.

In SPaG, we have been consolidating our understanding of the word classes: nouns, adjectives and verbs.

In Maths, we have started our Place Value Unit. We have represented, counted and identified numbers to 1000.

We had a great 1st gymnastics session

Our fantastic artwork inspired by 'The Dot' by Peter H Reynolds

This Is Us
Annual Attendance
  • F1 Sparrow Class AM 86.2%
  • F1 Sparrow Class PM 86.2%
  • F2 Merlin Class 93.5%
  • F2 Rock Pipit Class 90.5%
  • Y1 Wren Class 95%
  • Y1 Parakeet Class 94.7%
  • Y2 Peacock Class 97.2%
  • Y2 Woodpecker Class 96%
  • Y3 Flamingo Class 96.1%
  • Y3 Hummingbird Class 94.4%
  • Y4 Bluebird Class 95.4%
  • Y4 Owl Class 95.4%
  • Y5 Macaw Class 96.4%
  • Y5 Penguin Class 95.5%
  • Y6 Kingfisher Class 96.4%
  • Y6 Toucan Class 95.8%

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