With our Learning to Learn week complete, our second week of term saw us get back into the regular routines of subjects such as Phonics/Spelling, History and Science.
We looked at compound sentences through the story of Marcy and her father Arthur, who adventure into Ancient Egypt in Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd-Stanton. and explored key vocabulary for the project, such as archaeology, Valley of the Kings and exhibition, as we learned about Howard Carter‘s life as an Egyptologist.
We began our science unit by exploring the different types of rock (including sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic) and ventured around the school grounds to discover what sort of rocks there are at our school.
As well as looking at the school values (trust, empathy, gratitude, courage and respect) in Art – and painting in the school colours for a whole year group piece of artwork (watch this space!) – we also explored what it means to belong in Philosophy, Religion & Ethics (PRE).
We started off our maths unit by looking at place value and how to represent 2 and 3 digit numbers.
Please bring or email in a photograph for our class family display.
Please can you also ensure the following:
- All children have water bottles and a healthy snack that contains NO NUTS, e.g. chopped vegetables or fruit.
- All children have their names on their school items, such as jumpers and PE kits.
Phonics/Spelling: Focusing on /ee/ < ei, ie, y > e.g. in believe, century, complete, extreme, history, probably, remember, various, heel/heal/he’ll, meat/meet, peace/piece, scene/seen.
English: Our text this half term is Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd-Stanton. This week our grammar focus continues to be compound sentences.
Maths: We will continue to look at 2 and 3 digit numbers as part of our Place Value unit.
Reading: Our text this half term is I Was There Tutankhamun’s Tomb by Sue Reid.
STEM: We will be learning about Rocks & Fossils this half term.
Project: Our project this half term is a history focus: Ancient Egypt. The information on this knowledge map explains what we will be covering during our lessons. Next week, we will be looking at hierarchy of the nobility system (e.g. Pharaohs).
Religious Education: We will be learning about Hinduism this half term.