In the Swan Class

Week 6 09/10/20

The Year 5 and 6s have been working on some very authoritative information texts about mountain ranges.  This week they went on to produce some promotional brochures for their particular range.  Please see Jack and Isaac's examples below. 

Having finished their rocks information texts the Year 3 and 4s have now moved onto newspaper articles and hope to have a newspaper ready to send out to you later this term.

In maths Year 3 and 4 have become very confident with place value and the written method for addition.  THey are just building thier confidence using Roman numerals.  Year 5 and 6 are revising the written method for multiplication adn are starting to multiply 4 digit numbers by 2 digit numbers.  Happily most of them are very confident with their times tables which really helps. 

In PE we have been using backwards rugby passes. We were unable to do our cricket outside last week but enjoyed a video about cricketers who have overcome physical challenges to keep on competing, which was inspiring. 

Everyone has been enjoying the topic work.  On Thursday the Cygnets joined us in the playground to witness some of the volcanoes we made in D&T erupting.  Hopefully the rain will keep off long enough for everyone to get a turn next week. 

Mrs McLellan

Week 2 10/9/20

Our topic this term is The Power of the Earth, learning about volcanoes, mountains and earthquakes. In English we have started off performing, learning and writing poetry and will go on to non-fiction texts and newspaper articles, linked to our study of Pompeii. In Maths we start by looking at place value in numbers and will go on to Roman numerals, rounding and negative numbers. Science for the Year 3&4s is Rocks and Soil and for the Y5&6s Electricity. In RE we consider For Christians, What Kind of King is Jesus? We will be studying the Japanese artist Hokusai focussing on the effect of colour in a picture and how to distinguish between foreground, middle and background in Art. For D&T the children will be creating erupting volcanoes using pneumatic systems!  In Music we will be learning using a piece called Earth by Hans Zimmer, who has composed scores for over 150 films.