Autumn term 1
During our first topic lesson, we all hunted the playground for some orange documents because Professor History Higgins said that he had lost them! After we found all seven documents, we came back inside and put them together like a puzzle. Then we go into pairs and tried to crack a very tricky hieroglyphics code.
After all of that, Olive got to rip the display paper off the wall to reveal our topic. Our new topic is Ancient Egypt! After that we decorated our title page and wrote a question we wanted to know the answer to.
Since our first session we have learnt about timelines, written a tomb setting description, created Egyptian silhouettes, located the continents, oceans and Egypt on maps and researched the importance of the Nile.
All our work in English this term has been based around Roald Dahl's book 'The Minpins’. We LOVED the story and couldn’t wait to find out what would happen to Little Billy next. We have written diary entries, setting descriptions, character descriptions, we have drawn story maps and mountains and we have created amazing drama pieces.
We brought all our hard work together to re-write the story in our own words, many of us wrote several pages and Mrs Jarvis was blown away by the quality.
In maths this term, we have learnt more about place value, addition and subtraction. We have had lots of opportunities to get hands on - using the base 10 dienes to enhance our understanding.
As a result, we are much more confident moving onto abstract methods using numbers.
In the sixth week of term one, we had a surprise visit from our local PCSO (Police Community Support Officer). She told us all about her role in the community, all the different jobs she does and how she can help us if we need it.
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