We are very excited to welcome Miss Adamson who is our class teacher this year!
We have got off to a great start to the year, emersing ourselves in our fantastic new topic: The Stone Age.
We created our own cave paintings in the style of our pre-historic ancestors (don't worry, we used brown paper, not the walls!)
We also used clay to design and make our own pinch pots.
Miss Adamson is very proud of our non-fiction writing, in which we have been using persuasive devices to write letters. We have been trying to persuade adults to let us change some things about school, like three-day weekends or no homework! (Our writing was amazing, but we're yet to see any changes...!)
In Maths, we have been counting in larger steps to get to know much MUCH bigger numbers! And we have also been looking at how to use formal written methods like the column method to add and subtract larger, tricky numbers.
This shows how grown up we are now we're in Key Stage 2! We're ready for all the challenges that come our way!
After the Christmas break we were all ready to get back to work. This half term, we were finishing off our History and Geography topics.
In Geography, we created our own sketch maps which was really fun. We also learnt about Land Use, looking at pictures and video footage from the past to present day. We were surprised to see how different the land looks today, and were eager to learn how we can protect the environment.
In History, we learnt how bronze was made through the process of smelting. We compared this metal to that used in the Iron Age, and found that it was stronger metal for tools and weapons. In Art, we have been designing brooches, focussing on traditional designs and exploring with our own ideas. After half term, we will be making our brooch with thick card and string. We will then need to decide if we want to add bronze/silver paint to it.
Need to know the time? Look no further! We have all been worked extremely hard to learn to tell the time. We revisited work we did in year 2, focussing on quarter part, half past, quarter to and o’clock. We’ve been learning how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minute, some of us have started to be able to tell the time to the nearest minute. Next we looked at Roman Numerals, then applied them to telling the time…This was a little tricky!
After half term, we will work on converting from 12 hours to 24 hours and vice versa. There will be opportunities for us to plan our own investigations in PE that require us to work together as a group to record events using a stopwatch and answer questions based on our results.