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Jamaica and Greece Class: Our Learning

Here you will find out all about our fantastic learning.  Each term we have a different topic from Ancient Greece to Hidden Worlds.  Keep finding out what amazing learning we are doing.

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Term 4 Learning: HIDDEN WORLDS

 

Term 4 Overview

Term 4 Newsletter

 

This term is a fantastic topic where the children will learn more about the history of coal mining in Whitehall during their topic lessons.  We will be looking at different sources to find out what Whitehall was like in the 1800's.

 

English

During the first two weeks of term, the children will be looking at the book Journey.  This is a great picture book which allows the children to develop their figurative language.

The children will also be learning about the 'Hidden World' that many animals live in.  They will be learning about how to write persuasively around the topic of freeing animals in captivity. 

Maths

 In maths the children will be revisiting their written and mental methods for the four operations.  They will also be looking at calculating with fractions using the Singapore bar method to help understand each problem.   It would be great if you could continue to support your child with their times table knowledge so that they are fluent with all their facts.

Term 3 Learning: THE VICTORIANS 

 

Term 3 Overview

Term 3 Newsletter

 

English

Our Class read this term was Street Child by Berlie Doherty.  This is a brilliant book that follows the life of Jim, an orphaned boy, in London.  The children were left on the edge of their seats at the end of each chapter wanting to find out what was going to happen next to Jim.

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The children wrote some great information texts covering different aspects of Victorian life.  They were able to write some great texts about life in Victorian schools which they had first hand experience from their school trip.  
 
Maths
 
Our focus this term was about fractions, percentages and decimals.  The children spent the term looking at what fractions and using their understanding across a variety of contexts.
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Term 2 Learning: EXPLORERS

 

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In Term 2 have learnt all about Explorers!

Our trip this term was fantastic, the children really enjoyed becoming explorers.  They spent the morning orienteering, den building, fire making and archery.  Some of the children really excelled at the archery and we even had some hit the centre of the target.  

Look at the images above to see some of the fun we had.

 English:

During their English lessons the children will be looking at the book 'The Great Explorer' and writing their own versions of the book.  The children wrote some great sequels about what Tom got up to next.  The children also produced some great news paper articles about their forest school trip where they pretended that they saw a brown bear that escaped from Wild Place.

Maths:

Our focus this term was on division and multiplication.  The children have been taught short multiplication when multiplying by a one digit number and the short bus stop method for division.  As well as this, they had a lot of different opportunities for problem solving and applying both their mental and written methods.

 


Term 1 Learning: GROOVY GREEKS

 

Term 1 Overview

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We have a had a great first term learning all about the Greeks.

English

This term the children loved learning about the all the Greek myths and wrote some great myths of their own. The mythical creatures they created were fantastic and helped them write some informative chronological reports.

 

During our second week of term we were lucky enough to have the Space Odyssey Dome at the beginning of the term. The children saw constellations in dome and noticed parallels with characters such as Pegasus and Perseus in the Greek myths they have been reading.

 

As part of our learning in democracy week we were lucky enough to go to City Hall where we put forward the motion:

This chambers believes we should ban all diesel and petrol cars from Bristol to reduce air pollution.

The children were great in the debate due to being so well informed and loved being about to sit in the council seats and use their microphones.

 

To celebrate all our fantastic learning this term we invited parents and carers into school for a ‘Meet and Greek’ afternoon. The children spent the morning making Greek salad for their parents and then in the afternoon shared a variety of activities with their parents. It was great to see so many parents there and the children really enjoyed themselves.

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To celebrate all our fantastic learning this term we invited parents and carers into school for a ‘Meet and Greek’ afternoon. The children spent the morning making Greek salad for their parents and then in the afternoon shared a variety of activities with their parents. It was great to see so many parents there and the children really enjoyed themselves.

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