When I was a child, I loved to read. I can remember weekly trips to our local library and borrowing stacks of books to take home. One of the earliest authors I can remember enjoying is Enid Blyton. My grandad let me borrow his collection of Famous Five books and I loved the adventures the children would go on. I also really enjoyed Malory Towers books and I am sure I read the entire collection and even had them as audio books (which I can remember making my whole family listen to when we went on holiday in the car!). As well as Enid Blyton, I loved to read books about animals, in particular Animal Ark and Dolphin Diaries by Lucy Daniels. One final author that sticks in my mind is Michal Morpurgo. We spent lots holidays on the Isle of Scilly, and I think it is this reason that I really enjoyed his books set on the islands (in particular, The Wreck of Zanzibar and Why the Whales Came).
I love to read! My favourite book of all time is The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame. I remember loving it when it was read to me and I have read it to my own children too.
Welcome back everyone, we hope that you’ve had a relaxing half-term break and are ready for another exciting half term. For our Maths this half term we will be focusing on fractions including equivalent fractions, simplifying fractions, converting between improper and mixed fractions, comparing and ordering fractions as well as adding and subtracting fractions. We will continue to encourage the children to practise their number recall through weekly 99 Club challenges and TT Rockstars battles as well as daily Flashback4's to encourage retention.
In English, we will be focusing on writing to entertain. We will begin by writing our own narrative inspired by the Sorcerer’s Apprentice before writing a play script which we will perform to our peers. We will also be exploring Christmas Adverts and some much anticipated performance poetry with a festive twist.
For topic, we will be finding out about The History of Music through the Eras, from 1931 to present day. We will be learning about the types of musical instruments used in different time periods, the structure of different genres and styles of music as well as playing and performing in solo and ensemble contexts using our voices.
RE for this half term is based around the key question, 'Was Jesus the Messiah?' During this unit, we will be thinking about the qualities and characteristics needed to be a Messiah as well as examining evidence from the Bible and the views of others to draw conclusions.
In Science, we will be focusing on Light. Within this unit we will be revisiting prior learning to recap how light travels and how we see light as well as conducting investigations which will explore refraction, the light spectrum and shadows to continue to develop our working scientifically skills.