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We hope you all had a lovely time over the school holidays. Now that the weather is cold we are heating things up by learning about London and the Great Fire!
This term the children will be going on a virtual tour of London taking in all the tourist sites including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Trafalgar Square. They will also be going back in time to 1666 when the Great Fire of London started to discover what actually happened to England’s capital city. As part of this they will recreate a bucket run to work as a team of fire fighters. The children will also learn about fire safety and have some tips about how to stay safe at home.
English—Writing about the Great Fire of London, story and riddle writing.
Maths—Exploring addition, subtraction, place value and early multiplication.
Phonics—Phase 4 and 5 (http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-5-introduction.html).
Geography—Human and Physical geographical features of London and Eastbourne.
History—Researching the Great Fire of London.
Art—Looking at sculpture artists to inspire some statue making.
D&T—Building a new bridge for London that won’t fall down.
Music—Rhythm, making untuned instruments and song writing.
Computing—Adding images and videos to a presentation about London landmarks.
PE—Net games including volleyball and tennis.
Science—Looking at weather, day length and performing simple science tests.
Firstly, thank you to everyone who has been completing a weekly home learning activity from the grid. We have seen so many great things, especially the models you have made as a family. The children love seeing and sharing their work with the rest of the class.
This term our topic is ‘Monster Madness’. We will be reading a story about a monster under a bed and using this to write our own story. Also, we’re excited to be creating our own monsters with inspiration from Ricky Gervais’ book ‘Flanimals’.
English—Writing a story about a monster under the bed!
Maths— Multiplication and division.
Phonics—Phase 6 (http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-6.html).
Geography—Looking at geographical features and making maps.
History—Changes within living memory.
Art—Making a monster collage.
D&T—Food including where food comes from and puppet making.
Music—Pitch, beat, and rhythm.
Computing—E safety and using databases.
Science—Animals, habitats and food chains.