Autumn Term


We looked and felt different materials and grouped them into solids and liquids. 
we looked and felt, sand, sugar, wood, salt, tin foil, chalk, cotton wool and coloured water.
We discussed two characters from James and the Giant Peach. These characters are Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. We read an extract from the book and picked out features of what their personality and appearance was like.
We have been team building during indoor PE.
We built a tower out of shoes and a dome from hoops. We were protecting our territory from our opponents.
For our experiment looking at gases we put two raisins into the lemonade and they sank to the bottom of the cup.

Then we put two more raisins into the lemonade and they sank to the bottom and then one raisin rose to the top of the lemonade.

Eventually we put 6 more raisins in and the lemonade began to fizz and the raisins were covered in bubbles and kept climbing to the top and then falling down.

We mimed being different states of matter.
We have been reading James and the Giant Peach. We were debating whether James should or shouldn't go in to the peach.
Eventually we decided that he shouldn't go into the peach because it might be poisonous. 
We acted with our friends using the conscience Alley
In PE we have been learning how to show control, co ordination and consistency in Athletics.
We practised running, jumping, hopping and sprinting.
We copied a diagram of the water cycle by taking it in turns to draw parts of the cycle from memory!
We have been reading the poem, The Brook by Alfred Tennyson. We drew a picture of the image created in our minds when Mrs Javed read the poem to us.
We created some very different but interesting images.
PE - Gymnastics
We used the apparatus to climb, balance and pose. We then had a go at jumping off the bench and posing in different positions.
To investigate solids, liquids and gases we made chocolate crispy buns to test how food turns from a liquid and back to a solid using a method of heating.
We have been organising events in a story using chronological order.
We read carefully through each sentence and positioned it according to when it appeared in the story.
We looked at the effects of temperature by observing an ice cube and seeing what happened to it over time.
We went around the classroom and wrote positive things in each others books. This made the children feel really happy and appreciated.
Autumn 2
In English we have been reading the book, Who was Jesse Owens?
We investigated who was the fastest runner in the class. We worked in groups and used a stopwatch to measure the time from one place in the playground to another place.
Obstacle Course
We completed our sponsored obstacle course and had so much fun!
In RE we have been learning about right and wrong. We have learnt about three different religions and their commandments and morals they live by. These three religions are Islam, Hinduism and Christianity.
We have been learning about different stories in each of these religions and played a game to see how stories can change over time.
We have been learning about rivers and have researched facts about the impact of rivers and people. We created a double page spread in our topic books with all the information we found.
Year 6 children come to read with us three times a week. We really enjoy reading with them!
We predicted the story, characters, place and time the story was set in. We then noted this on our sheets and then Mrs Javed read the book Friend and Foe for us to find out more about our new book.
In PHSCE we have been learning about citizenship. We have been discussing different views and opinions and why it is ok to agree or disagree.
We have been creating an original piece of work influenced by Van Gogh.
We have been creating a landscape drawing by tracing shapes and lines.
In English we received a letter from David's mum from the story Friend or Foe. We then wrote a response to David's mum using informal language and writing as if we were David.
Christmas 2021
We created Elves to hang as Christmas decorations along the corridor.
We revisited our year 3 topic on perimeter. We used post it notes to create different shapes and worked out the perimeter by measuring the outside of the shape.
We have been playing and recoding games to identify the role of different parts of code and explore what happens when these are changed.
We have been looking at features of a newspaper. We looked at different facts and opinions and sorted them accordingly. 
Design Technology
We have Investigated a range of existing products that use different types of mechanisms in a storybook.
We identified a box fold, mouth fold, slider, lift up flap, rotator and paper spring by looking at different storybooks online and in person.

We have been learning how to tell others about our family members.
We have been learning about different living things in our local environment and classifying these into groups.