During Autumn 2 we read the book, “Firework Maker’s Daughter”. We studied the main characters within the text and completed guided reading activities based on the events in the book.
We used a range of Literary and grammar skills, with our lessons finally culminating in us creating a diary from the perspective of Lyla! The children thoroughly enjoyed engaging in this half terms text and wrote some wonderful pieces.
In our Maths lessons, we have been working with fractions. We began by understanding how to create equivalent fractions and how to simplify them. Following this, we began to learn how add and subtract fractions. The range of mathematical vocabulary we have explored has been phenomenal as children have begun using terminology such as mixed numbers, improper fractions, commutative, denominator and numerator when problem solving.
This half term, our humanities focus was History. During this time, we have been learning all about Migration. We have compared different significant migrants, discussed key vocabulary and created interview-style questions to people within the local area who have migrated, bringing with them their own specific skillset. We also ‘brushed up’ on our e-safety, recapping cyber-bullying and how to deal with tricky situations when online.
In the run up to Christmas, we had lots of fun creating decorations to sell as part of our Christmas markets and we completed this as part of our D and T project. We learned how to sew and we had so much fun learning a new skill!
The term ended with a huge surprise from Mrs. Cooke… we were fortunate enough to meet some actual reindeer alongside visiting the Regent Theatre to watch Peter Pan. As a whole school we thoroughly enjoyed it and cannot wait to write our theatre reviews after the much deserved Christmas break.