Autumn 1

 

Welcome!

 

 

This half term our Cornerstones topic is TREMORS. 

This is a geography topic that explores volcanoes and earthquakes. 

The children have enjoyed taking part in their memorable experience where we made our very own volcanoes using a bottle of coke and mentos. The children found it very funny watching some of the teachers get drenched from standing too close to our make-shift volcanoes!

 

English - This half term we will be covering a range of genres including newspapers. We will explore the features of newspapers and learn about their purpose as well ass eventually writing their own newspaper reports.  

 

Reading - Our class book is called  'The Firework-Maker's Daughter' by Phillip Pullman. The children will all have access to their own copy of the class book in school. It's also really important that the children read regularly at home and we will try our best to change books on a weekly basis. 

 

Maths - We are going to cover place value and addition and subtraction this half term. It is also really important that the children practise their times tables everyday and get more confident at recalling them.

-Year 3 children please practise 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables.

-Year 4 children please practise all of the times tables from 1 to 12. 

 

Science - This half term in Science we will be covering the topic of 'Plants'. In this topic children will look more in-depth at the structure of plants and the purpose of each part. In school we will be going on some nature walks around our forest school area looking at the different plants. 

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