Autumn Term 2017
Eagles settled into their first week back at school after the Summer holidays by working hard and getting themselves very, very messy! We had a great time getting mucky and messy as we investigated what happens when we mix different materials with water. Take a look at the photographs below to see what we got up to!
Our topic this term is 'Muck, Mess and Mixtures'. In literacy sessions we will look at a few different texts genres through a general topic based on Roald Dahl’s ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’. We will read the story together, analyse the characters and use our predicting skills to guess what might happen next. Using the marvellous medicine as a starting point we will look at lists of ingredients and will find the features of recipe texts. As well as following some recipes we will be making our own fruit concoction with a variety of fruit juices and chunks of fruit. This will allow us to create our own recipe cards including all the features we have found useful when following other recipes.
Some of our Maths work will also be inspired by ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’; we will be using a range of measuring equipment to measure solids and liquids as we bake and explore capacity.
In our Science lessons we will be exploring lots of messy mixtures, observing what happens when we combine different solids and liquids together. We will be making predictions and setting up our own tests to find out whether our predictions were correct. We will use tables to record our results.
During art activities we will learn about the primary colours and we will be mixing colour to mix secondary colours. We will be exploring a range of art materials and techniques to create colourful work and we will work collaboratively to create group pieces which will be displayed in our own art gallery.
For more information about our topic take a look at the Autumn Term 2017 Resume document below.
This year we have a sports apprentice, Mr Medley, helping out with our P.E sessions. P.E. will be on Tuesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon. The Thursday afternoon session will be a dance session taught by Mrs Harris. Children with earrings must take them out or wear plasters to cover up the studs. Long hair must be tied up.
Homework will be set on Friday and must be in by Wednesday morning please. In addition to the homework, we would like your child to practise their reading and spellings at home everyday. When you hear them read please sign their reading record. Regular reading at home will help your child become more fluent and confident which will help them in all areas of the curriculum.