Our topic for this half term is The Age of Rock! We will be learning all about the Stone Age.
In Science, we will begin this half term by studying rocks and soils, we will investigate different rocks and look at the different layers of soil. At the end of this half term we will be looking at electrical circuits.
In history, we will be developing a broad understanding of life in Britain for early settlers. placing events, artefacts and historical figures on timelines using dates. We will consider how society has changed over time. We will look at hunter-gatherers and the threats they faced, how early settlers lived in the Stone Age, how they lived and survived.
In Art, we will focus on Cave art, we will also use natural materials in forest school to create out own cave paintings.
In Design and Technology, we will be thinking carefully about Stone Age Round Houses to build our very own, we will then use our knowledge of circuits from science to create electrical fires.
In music, for fun we will be learning the song ‘Living in the Stone Age’, we will also learn to sing two songs from memory: Cave People and Mary Anning. Will will accompany these songs using chime bars and glockenspiels.
English and Maths:
During this half term, we will have a go at writing a narrative, using the book Stone Age Boy to support us. We will be writing our narrative from Om’s point of view where Om will time travel through the modern day Britain.
In Maths lessons, we will be learning formal methods for addition and subtraction as well as continuing our focus on our times tables recall.
Outdoor learning every Thursday
Each week, we will be taking some of our topic lessons outside of the classroom to utilise our fantastic outdoor facilities. This will take place every Thursday afternoon. Please provide your children with suitable footwear (wellies) and waterproof coats to enable us to go out in all weathers. Your children should wear their outdoor clothing to school on this day.
PE every Wednesday
This term, we are very lucky to have a coach come and teach us archery for the first three weeks of this half term, for the second half of the term we will be participating in circuits trying to improve our fitness scores. Your child can come into school in their PE kit on this day. Please ensure that you send your child in with the correct school P.E kit, along with additional layers as the weather is much colder (tracksuit bottoms, jumper). Please also ensure that all P.E kit is clearly named.
STRIVE FOR FIVE
What is expected to be completed at home:
- Reading- listen to your child read and leave comments in Reading Record books.
- Spellings- Log books need to be brought into school every day.
- TT Rockstars- please make Mr McLaren aware if you are unable to access the internet at home. We will be able to support your child with an alternative method.