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What we are learning at the moment

What we are learning at the moment

 

English

 

Our English lessons are driven high quality reading texts and are designed above all to inspire a life-long love of reading and writing. Where appropriate, pupils continue to receive targeted phonics support to help with word recognition and decoding skills following the Read Write Inc. scheme.

 

Into the Forest

 

In our first Autumn half term we explored Anthony Browne's fantastic Into the Forest, in which the main character ignores his mother's advice and takes a shortcut through the mysterious forest. Along the way he meets a variety of characters who seem like they have just stepped from the pages of a fairy story... 

 

While exploring this book we made our own thunderstorm, role played key story moments and interviewed different fairy tale characters. We also learned a lot about how to read and understand play scripts, and finished the unit by transforming the story book into our very own play script.

 

The Iron Man

 

Towards the end of the half term we spent some time reading Ted Hughes' class The Iron Man. We used drama to immerse ourself in key moments in the story and created very different interpretations of what the characters might feel.

 

Winter's Child

 

In the second half of the Autumn we are moving on to encounter a brand new book, Angela McAllister's stunningly illustrated story book Winter's Child. We're going to be immersing ourselves in the snowy landscape of the book's pages and building towards planning and writing our very own seasonal story!

Mathematics

 

In Mathematics we have spent the first half of the Autumn term developing a solid understanding of place value and 3-digit numbers. We have also continued to build our number sense and problem solving skills.

 

In the second half of the Autumn term we are going to focus on addition and subtraction, and will be learning our 3, 4 and 8 times table. 

 

Science

 

So far this year we have been learning about forces and especially the wonderful world of magnets and magnetism. We have performed a variety of experiments to find out all about the secrets of magnets!

 

Foundation subjects

 

This term we are learning all about the Ancient Egyptians, from looking at mummification and the Gods to what everyday life was like. We even learned to write using hieroglyphics like a real Ancient Egyptian scribe!