In maths we have been working on fractions, measure and will be moving on to decimals next term. We have spent time making sure that we have a good understanding of fractions and equivalent fractions. We use concrete apparatus to help us learn and love solving problems! We have also introduce a weekly active maths outdoor lesson linked to the weekly learning, the children are loving this!
We are using the story of Gulliver’s Travels as a focus for our writing this half term. We are planning and writing our narratives for another adventure for Gulliver. We are also working on information leaflets for European countries.
In science we our investigating Living things and their habitats. During forest schools we went on a bug hunt, identifying and classifying mini beast and exploring the conditions of their habitats.
In art we have been focusing on painting. We have looked at the work of Chas Jacobs. We have been very fortunate to have Chas Jacob join us for a workshop in school. The children used pictures of his paintings to inspire their sketches, Chas demonstrated how to paint a sunset using watercolours and also painting with acrylic on canvas. The children had an amazing day and check out their fabulous art!
In history, we have been studying and investigating The Anglo-Saxons. We have considered what we can learn about them from the past and whether we can trust all of the information we read. We took part in a Anglo-Saxon workshop, we participated in an archeological dig and discovered artefacts from the Anglo-Saxons, we looked at how they dressed, how they lived and what they would eat. It was truly a fantastic day!
In music, we have been learning to sing and perform a new song. We have also become composers and used our computing skills to help us compose using musical scales.
This term, we have been composing our own webpages. We have looked at what makes a good website. We continue to improve our understanding of Online Safety, safe searching and the reliability of information found online.
In PE we have been having swimming lessons at Garstang swimming pool. In school we have been learning skills in gymnastics and creating sequences.
In Re we have been thinking about the importance of the Easter story and the events.