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Summer term 1
This half term our Geography theme is looking at the Alps. We will explore how a mountain develops, climates and weather, suitable housing and tourism for the alpine region. We will also describe the formation, flow and retreat of alpine glaciers as well as the impact of an avalanche. In Science, we will learn about human growth and development, the gestation periods of mammals and birds as well as human changes through puberty and old age.
Week beginning 22nd April
This week in English, we have written poems based on 'Written in March' by William Wordsworth. In RE we played a game of snakes and ladders based on Hinduism and their belief in good and bad karma. Good deeds allowed us to climb the ladders whilst a bad deed had the opposite effect. Freddie Fit also put us through our paces with his fitness class.
Spring Term 2
This half term we will be looking at the invasion of England, by the Anglo-Saxons and Celts. We will look at where they came from and why they invaded and settled. We will also look at Anglo-Saxon laws, Kings, religion, writing using Runes as well as the challenges of daily life at this time. In Science, we will look at Earth and Space, the Solar system and the phases of the moon.
Week beginning 1st April
This week we have created Twitter accounts for the Anglo-Saxon King, Offa. We looked at significant events throughout his reign. We also played dueling flipcharts, to identify as many persuasive features as possible and then worked in pairs to analyse persuasive adverts. We have also made string blocks for printing.
Week beginning 25th March
In Science, we investigated moon craters and what variables impacted on their size. In History, we looked ata variety of sources and artefacts and discussed what they told us and if they were reliable forms of evidence. We examined the discovery of Sutton Hoo.
Week beginning 18th March
This week we have been using the percussion instruments to perform the ostinato from 'Music of the starry night'. We have also had our Learning together Maths session with our parents.
Week beginning 11th March
This week we have created collages based on the artist, Beatriz Milhazes, using applique skills to layer up different materials. We have also has some great PIPS presentations.
Week beginning 4th March
This week we have been researching and investigating the phases of the moon. We have also been celebrating World book day with a visit from an author and lots of fun book related activities.
Week beginning 25th February
This week Class 12 have brought in some brilliant pieces of homework about the Anglo-Saxons.
Spring term 1
This half term, in geography, we will be looking at how Great Britain has changed over time. The difference between the political and geographical terms for the U.K,, the capital cities and different regions as well as how significant events have had an impact from the Victorian age, to World War 2 and right up to the 2012 London Olympics. In Science we will also be exploring the different types of forces and their effects.
Week beginning 11th February
This week as part of Hopwood Heroes week, we have looked at Unicef and their work. We also ran a campaign for a future charity day and in Design Technology we have built and evaluated our moving toys.
Week beginning 4th February
We have been looking at Internet safety and online behavior. As part of this, we discussed the appropriate ages for social media as well as how to keep ourselves safe online. For Chinese New Year, we made origami Pigs, to celebrate the year of the Pig.
Week beginning 28th January
This week we have been writing descriptions of the Dragon baby using cubes with different sentence types and practicing our reasoning skills in Maths. In Science we have completed an experiment that tested the water resistance of different shaped pieces of plasticine.
Week beginning 21st January
This week we have been looking at writing Myths and legends and completed our legend of King Arthur.
In Science we have been investigating friction.
Week beginning 14th January
This week we have been working on Tessellation and Tessellating patterns ,which is when shapes fit together in a pattern with no gaps or overlaps, in computing. In Science we investigated forces in action and we have written drafts of The legend of King Arthur, using 'show not tell' sentences.
Week beginning 7th January
This week we have been using stem sentences to help us with our explanations in reasoning and in Science we made robocopters as part of our lesson about Gravity.
Week beginning 17th December
This week we have enjoyed our Christmas party as well as finished our cards and calendars.
Week beginning 10th December
This week we have completed our Food technology and baked bread. We have also had our Christmas craft session.
Week beginning 3rd December
This week we have been writing reports about Maya civilization using formal language and relative clauses. We have also completed our hour of coding as well as comparing weather and climates between Brazil and the UK in geography. We also looked at the tropical rainforest areas across the world, particularly in South America.
Week beginning 26th November
This week we have been report writing and working on Maths reasoning problems. In ICT, have also looked at using appropriate strategies for identifying files and resources to use in our work.
Week beginning 19th November
This week we have been looking at all aspects of road safety for National Road Safety Week. We have also written our recounts based on Born Free and planned our writing in Kagan groups.
Week beginning 14th November
This week we have performed our class assembly and as part of anti-bullying week we have looked at the difference between being an upstander and a bystander.
Week beginning 7th November
This week we have been rehearsing for our class assembly as well as continuing our fantastic PIPS presentations.
Week beginning 29th October
This week in computing we collected data, made tally charts and produced graphs using Excel.. Over the half term some of class 12 have completed some amazing homework also.
Week beginning 15th October
This week we had our learning together session. We used the Mayan hieroglyphs to write our name. In Design technology we evaluated the properties of different types of flour. In English, we worked on improving our inference and deduction skills to uncover the culprit in The Hound of the Baskervilles-with a little help from Sherlock Holmes.
Week beginning 8th October
This week we have written some versions of The Hound of the Baskervilles, some of which can be viewed on our blog. In Science. we looked at the process of separating solutions using evaporation. We made salt water solutions and we will record results daily.
Week beginning 1st October
This week we have been looking at the different processes of separation, including filtration, distillation and evaporation. We looked at the process of chromatography to investigate the separation of coloured dye from Smarties. We have also looked at the Mayan number system and used it to answer a range of calculations.
Week beginning 21st September
This week we conducted an experiment into properties of materials using maltesers. In English, we have written Fairtrade reports and researched using information stations.
Week beginning 17th September
This week,Freddie Fit has been in to put us through our paces, the children enjoyed his high energy fitness class. In PSHCE, we looked at how we can keep our minds and bodies heathy,
Week beginning 10th September
This week we have been looking at how chocolate fits into a balanced and healthy lifestyle. As part of our R.E lesson we made commitment trees that showed our understanding of dedication to a belief. We have also been using relative clauses to write a piece of descriptive writing based on a Mayan myth. In History, we had to try to discover what Mayan objects were and to whom they belonged.
Throughout the Autumn terms we will be looking at our new theme-Chocolate. It will be a cross-curricular theme that looks at properties of materials (including melting points of chocolate ) as well as the Mayan civilisation ( who were responsible for discovering cacao beans.)