My favourite book is Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. Having been an avid horse rider for most of my life, I was over the moon when I first discovered this book when I was around ten years old. I remember the excitement of turning the first page and feeling like I was being transported back in time to something quite magical. Black Beauty is a touching story told from the view point of a black horse who recounts the tales of his life. From his simple beginnings as a foal in a meadow through the ups and downs and twists and turns, Black Beauty tells his own story which illustrates the importance of kindness towards animals. I have read this book so many times and I can honestly say that the more I read it, the better it gets!
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My favourite childhood book has to be Matilda. Matilda is a strong female character who is very brave and inspiring as a kid of such a young age!
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.