This half term we are becoming ‘Healthy Humans’. We will be diving into what we need in our diets and following our recovery curriculum looking at animal food chains and what diets animal choose.
In English this half term, we are beginning by looking at shape poems and calligrams. The children will be learning the features of a shape poem before writing their own based on The Blitz during our Remembrance week. The children will then be moving on to look at Fables. The children will be reading a range of Aesop’s Fable but paying particular focus on the Hare and the Tortoise before they innovate it and create their own. Finally we will finish off our half term with persuasive writing. We will be learning all the skills and features needed in this text type before applying them and writing a persuasive letter to one mean, green, Christmas steeling character in our Reading week.
In R.E, we will be looking at the symbolism of light at Christmas. In our Church we are surrounded by light but why is it so important to us as Christians. We will be looking at the power a single light has in a dark room and how Jesus is that light for us in a dark world. We will have a session led by Rev Ann who will explore Jesus being a light that leads the way. She will also be talking to us all about the advent wreath and why there is more than one light on the advent wreath.
In History this half term, it is all about WW2. During our Remembrance week Enterprise’s focus will be on The Blitz and the efforts made by those serving on the home front during WW2.
This half term, P.E taught by Mr Pitcher will be Hockey. P.E Taught by Miss Topping will be Handball.
This half term will end with another exciting reading week. This half term its all about ‘The Grinch’ a classic Christmas story written by Dr Seuss.
Sparks Might Fly!
This half term ‘Sparks Might Fly’ in our brains as we enter the exciting and dangerous world of Electricity, The Industrial Revolution and Phillip Pullman’s writing!
In English, we will be looking at three different text types; explanation texts, a fiction novel and scripts. Our novel for this half term is Phillip Pullman’s ‘Firework Maker’s Daughter’ an exciting adventure that we will use as a guide to create our own versions of the story.
In Science, we are looking at Electricity. We will be starting with the sources and the dangers of electricity. During the half term, we will learn about conductors, insulators, cells and currents before finally learning how to build and find faults in a circuit.
In History, it’s all about inventions of the industrial revolution; an exciting and innovative period in history that brought us lots of inventions. We still use some of these inventions today, some we use everyday!
In R.E, we will be starting the half term looking at proverbs, lifes golden nuggerts! We will then move on to look at Harvest.
This year on of your P.E lessons will be taught by Mr Pitcher, he will be teaching you Health Related Fitness this half term. Miss Topping will be teaching you Dance.
Here are the links for theme home learning activities this week:
Home Learning Week 1 Summer 2 – English activity – Monday https://vimeo.com/36998393
This half term our theme is Hunted! An action packed topic filled with wildlife, habitats and animals.
In English we will begin by looking at a video clip titled ‘Hunted’. We will be using this clip to form character descriptions, predictions and to generate vocabulary that will be used to create a second part of the story.
We will them be looking at J. K. Rowling’s new children’s book ‘The Ickabog’. We will be exploring this novel until the end of the year, using all our grammar, punctuation and composing skills to create letters, diary entries, predictions and innovate chapters. We will be really showing off out writers skills.
In Science, we will be looking at the classification of animals into vertebrates and invertebrates; also the classification of vertebrate further into mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and insects, focussing on the characteristics of each one. We will be learning what features each group has and what that group needs from its habitat to survive.
In R.E we will be exploring the question ‘What is prayer?’
We will be looking at what prayer means to the children and what it means within Christianity. We will also be comparing this to other religions and seeing if prayer is the same and means the same is other religions.
As we will be beginning this half term home learning, keep an eye on Dojo for Daily updates, messages and home learning links.
During our time of distance learning I am keeping in contact through Dojo. Thank you for all your comments and messages. I enjoy seeing the children work that they have completed at home and I love seeing that they are using this time to explore other skills such as gardening, baking and even carpentry.
Our maths follows White Rose Maths and we have been using the home learning link to support our learning.
Keep an eye on the portfolio for topic activities. Websites that the children might use to support their activity are:
Remember our priority is our health, stay safe and enjoy this family time together!
How does your garden grow?
This half term we will be diving into the garden and exploring the miracles that grow there. We will being our garden adventure with the Enid Blyton classic The Enchanted Wood. Along with Joe, Beth and Frannie we will escape into the wood at the bottom of the garden and find the magic within.
In Science, we will be looking at plants and how they grow. We will look at a plant life cycle, finding out what happens for trees to produce fruits and flowers to flourish. We will be dissecting a plant and exploring the team work of each part that helps the plant to survive. We will also look at what a plant needs to survive and what would happen if we removed something it needed.
In DT we will be looking at what vegetables grows in our gardens and surrounding farm and producing a plate of food using local produce.
In R.E we will be discussing the word ‘Church’ and what that means to us a christians. We will look at different places of christian worship as well as other religions to see if there are any any similarities between these places and answering the question “Are all churches the same?”
P.E will be the sports coaches and swimming.
Multi Faith Week
We had a great week teaming up with Endeavour for our Multi Faith week! Our trip to the Gurdwara was brilliant, we learnt so much and we were overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone there, thank you everyone at Guru Nanak Cultural Recreation Centre And Sikh Gurdwara for having us.
We finished our week with our own Vaisahki celebration with our parents. We cooked food to share, presented food and took part in traditional dancing.
This half term Enterprise class will be exploring the topic Iron Man!
In English we will be exploring the Ted Hughes novel about the mysterious metal creature that appears on the edge of the cliff. We will be creating our own stories using the structure of the text. Later in the term we will be looking at diary entries and using the book ‘Diary of a wimpy kid’ to help gather inspiration for our own diary entries.
In Science it is all about the forces! in particular magnet. We will be looking at what forces are and what they effect before looking at the forces of magnets.
In ICT we will be programming! We will be learning all about algorithms!
In Design Technology we will be learning how to create linkages and levers. We will be incorporating this skill into our English work and creating pop up books to share with the children in Discovery Class.
This half term we will be performing our Easter Performance. The children will be practicing their performance during their music lessons this half term. The performance will be on Thursday 2nd April. Look out for letters and Dojos so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to reserve your seats.
We will be starting the half term with Multi-faith week. The religion we are focussing on is Sikhism! Look out for information on Dojo to invite you to share a traditional meal with us in the HSM Langar – the name of the kitchen in the Gurdwara. Our visit to the Sikh Temple is Tuesday 25th February 2020.
Enterprise – What’s New?
Water, Water Everywhere!
This half term we will be looking at all things water! Beginning our journey in Ancient Egypt learning all about the civilisation created their and the benefit the River Nile provided it.
In Geography, we will be exploring water cycle and the journey of the river from its spring to the sea.
In English, will start with us diving in to the under water world of ‘The Water Horse’. Uncovering the magical journey of Crusoe and Angus in the deep lochs of Scotland.
In Science we will be investigation states of matter. The children we be investigating the properties of each state and how in some cases some object can swap between them.
P.E will continue to be on a Thursday. This half term the children will be dancing.
Through the Wardrobe!
The children in Enterprise class loved their Christmas trip to Hesketh Bank Christian Centre to travel through the wardrobe to Narnia!
The children began their day by being evacuated to a 1940’s train station. From there they were collected by an employee of the Professor’s house and taken to the room containing the magical wardrobe. This is where their adventure really begun!
It’s a kind of magic!
This half term we will be taking off on a magical adventure.
In English, we will be starting the half term by reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone. We will be focusing on character descriptions, newspaper articles and retelling part of the story.
We will also be looking at World War Poems during our themed WW1 week, we will be choosing our favourite to perform and turn into shape poems.
We will be ending the half term looking at the Polar Express and the magic it brings at Christmas.
In Science, we will be investigating the skeleton. Questioning how it works, why we need it and learning the scientific names for each of the bones.
In addition we will be learning about light and shadows. Investigating what is light and dark, different light sources, what a light reflector is and how shadows are formed and can change.
In History, we will be looking at Edward Jenner and his scientific discovery that changed medicine!
In Enterprise class we have created a class prayer. We thought about what we are thankful for, what we hope for and what we believe is important to pray for. Our class prayer will be used in worship throughout the year.
There’s No Place Like Home!
Welcome back to a new school year and a new start this year in Enterprise Class! Our first half term is all about our local area. We will be looking at how our local area has changed over time and developed to become the thriving community it is today. We will also be using our map skills to create a map of our village.
In English we will be learning how to correctly puncuate speech so that we can begin to include it into our writing. We will have two different genres to look at while we do this; folk tales and biographies. While we learn about folk tales we will be reading the local folk tale about the Lancashire giant. For biographies we will be looking at a famous local, can you guess who this might be?
As you may have guessed our Geography this half term is staying local as we will explore our local area looking at the human and physical features.
During our first week back, our studies in RE will see us do a join project with Endeavour Class looking at how we can make a difference to our world around us.
In PSHE, we will be starting the year with confidence and using materials from Class Dojo to explore Growth Mindset and how we can make sure we approach each challenge with positivity. We will be exploring techniques to overcome nerves or worry, using Go Noodle to help us with breathing and stretching techniques too. We will explore the use of visualisation to help us overcome times of nervousness or fear.
PE will be on Thursdays as well as our daily run which will take place from 2pm -2.10pm.
Look out for updates on our exciting events in class on Dojo – there will be DAILY updates from us in Enterprise so make sure you find a quiet moment to share our day.