Welcome back to the Autumn term. We have a very busy and exciting term ahead of us and I am sure the children will carry on the hard work and excellent attitudes they showed on transition in July.
This term our topic is Revolution. Let’s hop on a steam train and travel back in time to the Victorian era!
We’ll use non-fiction books to research Victorian education and people, including famous inventors, reformers and Queen Victoria herself. Then, we’ll write non-chronological reports and biographies using a range of source materials. We’ll make popular Victorian dishes and play with Victorian toys. ‘Drill’ activities will have us following instructions to march, stretch and jump in formation. We’ll learn about crime and punishment and find out what life was like in a Victorian slum. How things have changed! We’ll discover what happened during the Industrial Revolution and learn about significant inventions. Copying the style of famous Victorian paintings, we’ll experiment with block printing techniques. We will also work with different fruit and vegetables to investigate how they can act as batteries capable of powering a circuit. For this topic our class texts will be Cogheart by Peter Bunzl, Black Beauty and a Christmas Carol.
In December we will swap topics to learn about the Frozen Kingdom. This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of polar regions, including the North and South Poles. As well as teaching children about the Inuit way of life, including some of their cultural and artistic traditions. We will use pen and ink for our art and have a go at making soap sculptures. For this topic our class text will be Shackleton’s journey by William Grill.
Any homework given on sheets and new spellings will be given out each Friday and is expected to be handed in by the following Wednesday.
In addition to this
PE will be twice a week and it is expected children have a full change of PE kit. Our PE days are: Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure earrings are not worn on these days.
Mrs Lowry and Mrs Whitehead Price.