Preparatory

       In history with Miss Kate we have begun lessons on The Anglo-Saxons, beginning with the fall of the Roman Empire. We will continue learning about Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms: place names and village life. We will interlink with Anglo-Saxon art and culture.

       In geography with Miss Elena we have been learning about mountains. This includes Mountain Ranges, using a legend, features of a mountain, European and UK mountains, how mountains are formed and mountain climates.

      In Science the children have begun practicing skills such as hypothesising, recording all the steps involved in their learning. We have done a specific experiment on fair tests by melting three different types of chocolate and realising that in order for our enquiry to be ‘fair’ we must keep all variables the same with the exception of our independent variable (three different types of chocolate). Hopefully with further consolidation of fair tests the children will be confident in carrying out a fair test in all scientific investigations as we continue to learn throughout the term about light.

       In PSHE (personal, social & health education) SMSC development (spiritual, moral, social and cultural development) we have begun learning about the fundamental British values of democracy, individual liberty, respect and tolerance for different faiths and beliefs. The children did this in groups creating a mind map on different aspects of British Values.  The children have also begun writing in their new learning journals, giving them the opportunity to think about their goals for the coming term. This included personal and academic goals. We will regularly review these goals with the children and guide them towards becoming more reflective of their own learning.

 

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