Our class text for this half-term was The Chronicles of Narnia – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
The story takes place in a winter wonderland, providing an ideal opportunity for us to flex our setting description skills. Our use of figurative language including personification, simile and metaphor, combined with expanded noun phrases and prepositions really helped to bring the location to life for our audience.
We also had an opportunity to sample some poetry. We began by looking at the traditional Japanese art form of haiku, which challenged us to capture a moment using only a limited number of syllables. We then moved onto narrative poetry, where we told a story through carefully crafted rhymes.
Our Maths’ focus has been on adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers and measurement, where we learned how to measure and compare the area of different shapes.
Science lessons were electrifying this half-term as we constructed simple series electrical circuits. We also considered which materials are good conductors and which act as insulators.
In History, we learned who the Anglo-Saxons were and what the impact of their invasion of Britain and subsequent settlement was. It was very exciting to discover that a hoard of Anglo-Saxon treasure had been found in Staffordshire!
Meanwhile, in D&T, we used our knowledge of levers to design and make our own Christmas decorations – the perfect end to the festive half-term.