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We have a mixed age class with pupils from Year 3 to Year 6, who are taught by Miss Duxbury with the help of Mrs Southern.
History- The stone age to the iron age!
In this unit about the Stone Age to the Iron Age, the children will learn that prehistory is the time before written records began and that we know about this time from the sources of evidence left behind that have been studied by archaeologists. They will learn that prehistoric times went through a series of ages, during which early Britons made huge technological advances for the time and left a lasting mark on the British landscape. Children will also explore key substantive concepts such as settlement, migration, tribe and technology. When learning about the Stone Age, children will learn how prehistoric people migrated to Britain and eventually settled here after the last ice age. They will learn about how early humans survived as hunter-gatherers, living a nomadic life – in order to eke out an existence – and they will begin to consider the evidence that tells us this. The lessons use a range of archaeological evidence to look in more detail at the lives of prehistoric people. This includes the changes and developments that occurred in the Stone Age, the technological advances in tools, the establishment of permanent settlements like Skara Brae and the growth of agriculture. By learning about the Bronze Age, children will recognise the end of the Stone Age and explore how metals were first used, measuring the impact of this advance. Children will investigate the building of tombs and monuments, such as the world-famous Stonehenge and consider the expertise early Britons had in building and engineering. When learning about Skara Brae and Stonehenge, there will be opportunities for children to undertake their own independent research. The unit will conclude with a look at the Iron Age, the uses for this new, stronger metal (iron) and its impact on the way of life of people called Celts. Studying the Stone Age to Iron Age will assist children: in identifying the significant changes that took place in prehistoric Britain; in using archaeological sources of evidence; and in helping them to develop the skills to ask and answer historical questions. By the end of the unit, children will have travelled through thousands of years of prehistory, which they will learn eventually came to an end in Britain with the conquest by the Romans in AD 43.
LKS2- Human nutrition
In this unit children will develop their understanding of their personal health and how this is related to human nutrition, dentition and digestion. They will describe, sequence and investigate the simple functions and the basic parts of the digestive system in humans and they will identify and name the different types of teeth in humans and some other animals, and their simple functions. Children will understand how their teeth could decay and how they could keep teeth healthy.
UKS2- Types of Change
In this unit children will work towards answering the Quest question, ‘How can you make a meal from a mixture?’ Children will design a recipe and identify the types of change used throughout the menu. They will explore dissolving by seeing how many drops of water it takes to dissolve the same amount of different substances and will use the terms solute and solvent. They will use evaporation to recover dissolved solutes and will recognise that these are reversible changes. They will also recognise that mixing and changes of state are reversible changes. Children will be introduced to examples of irreversible changes such as burning candles and other fuels and heating some materials.
Children will receive English and maths homework every Friday, this is to be completed for the following Monday. Homework is always based on work children have been doing in school and set to suit their abilities. If something is sent home that a pupil needs more help with, please inform us on the Monday morning so we can do this.
Spellings and Times Tables
Spellings and times tables are set on Wednesday and the children have their test on the following Wednesday. Children write their spellings in their book and have time to practice in school during the week. They are given times table sheets (with times tables up to 12×) at the beginning of the year. They are to use this to practice at home. While children are given time to practice in school it is important they take the time to practice at home too.
At Home Math Resources/Textbooks
At home maths- these links allow you to access maths activities and text books for the different year group levels using your active learn login details.
https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear3 https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear4 https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear5 https://preview.pearsonactivelearn.com/PowerMathsYear6
Meet the class!
Ottoline and The Yellow Cat- Role play
The children worked in pairs to act out the scene where Ottoline doesn't have time to listen to or work with Mr Munroe. They thought about how both characters were feeling and why, then acted out the scene to demonstrate their understanding.
Salamander Dream- Freeze frames
The children focused on the chapter where Hailey finds out Salamander had a birthday party and didn't invite her. They created freeze frames to show how the characters were feeling as the scene progressed and then explained what they were feeling at key moments when they showed their scenes.