As part of our 'Individual Liberty' topic, Class 3 visited London for the day. With the help of The Children's University, we traveled down to London on the train, went on a sunny Thames boat cruise, saw the Houses of Parliament and 10 Downing Street. We saw how our system of democracy works and what we can do when we want things to change.
Welcome to Class Three
Our topic this term is.....
Our Local History and Environment
The summer sun has (hopefully) arrived and we have another busy and exciting term planned in Class 3. Our final topic this term will be both geography and history based as we learn about our local environment and history.
The week commencing 13th May is SAT's week for our Year 6's with optional SAT's for the Year 5's, therefore the first half of this summer term will be spent in final preparation for these exams.
As always, if you have any resources, artifacts or knowledge that you feel you could share with us regarding our topic this term - then please let us know!
Literacy this half term will see the children develop a journalistic style of writing through considered and balanced reporting. We will look carefully at the language, style and success of a range of reports before we plan, write and record our own. For the second half of the term we will look at diary writing from different perspectives as we study the purpose and format of a diary entry and write in the style of someone else. As always, our continued emphasis will be grammar, spellings, punctuation and reading through daily practice, weekly guided reading sessions and SAT's booster lessons.
Numeracy will address the specified curriculum for Year 5 and 6 children incorporating the units of number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurements, geometry, statistics, algebra, ratio and proportion. The Y6 children will be having regular math booster sessions in preparation for their SAT's.
History/Geography - This term we will focus on our local area including the history of the Bridlington Spa, the harbour, the Bayle Gate, Boynton village and our very own school. Lots of scope here for field work and outdoor learning through excursions as we learn how the geographical landscape and man made features of our local area have changed over time. A fantastic opportunity to listen to local historians as they share their experiences of the places and buildings the children are familiar with.
Art will be digital this term as we take our cameras into our local area to capture iconic images before using photo editing software and 'photo sculpting' to create one off individual works of art. Keep your eye on our classroom wall to view images of Bridlington and Boynton like you've never seen them before.
Science - will focus on 'Living Things and their Habitats' as we study the life cycle of mammals, amphibians, birds and insects including some examples of egg laying mammals and marsupials. We will look at both complete and incomplete metamorphosis and find out about some of the well known naturalists and animal behaviorists. This unit will also focus on propagation and flowering plants and the history of classification of living things from microorganisms upwards.
Music will see us developing our guitar playing skills as we work to produce a repertoire of pieces. We will also concentrate on composing this term and develop our understanding of musical notation to compose, play and sing along to our own scores.
R.E. will investigate the Sikh religion and their faith at home, at the Guardwara and in the community. We will look closely at their faith and what they believe and hopefully have a visit to the Guardwara in Hull to experience a difference religion first hand.
P.S.H.C.E. over the course of the term will address issues around 'Growing up' and 'Changes in our life' providing discussions as to the choices we all make at different times in our life. Class circle time discussions provide children with an opportunity to discuss issues that are important to them and address what constitutes 'British Values' and in particular 'Tolerance of others'
P.E this term will see the children developing and strengthening their skills, coordination and techniques in basketball and netball. By focusing on strength and control - the children will learn to use the equipment safely, work cooperatively and move with pace and confidence.
French this term will focus upon 'Animals'as the children develop their understanding of the language by speaking and listening and reading and writing. Through games, activities and role play, the children will also learn about the culture and traditions of France in context of their learning.
ICT and D&T over the course of this term will consist of 'Coding' as the children learn key concepts such as algorithms, sequences and variables and learn how to code in order to create apps. With the help of our Y6 IT experts, we will look at 'Crumble' software within the computing aspect of D&T in order to program our own 'Crumble-bots' around a landscape map.
We really appreciate your support by encouraging your child to read at least 4 times a week, to practice their spellings and to complete their homework and return it back to school on the hand in date. Many thanks.
Our Europe topic last term, and in particular our London trip, was fantastic and was described by the children as being 'unforgettable', 'exciting', and 'amazing!' We have produced some stunning work which can be seen in the classroom, the corridors and in our books. Feel free to come and look at our outstanding work!
Here are a few photos from last term and our Europe topic......