Mrs Collinstone is the teacher for Cedar Class.
This half term, we will be meeting King Henry VIII and his daughter Queen Mary. We will be writing an "Horrible Histories" style information text with lots of gory information. We will form our own opinion about whether she was really bloody or just simply misunderstood.
In Maths, we will be consolidating our multiplication and division skills before venturing on to apply them to reasoning questions to deepen our learning (like Shaun the Shark).
Earth and Beyond.
Let us take you on a journey through space as we discover the delights of the universe through science, our topic quest and our writing. We will be making aliens out of plasticine and writing instructions on how to care for them. We will read an extract from the book, My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overlord by David Solomon to support our development in writing science-fiction stories. Beware! This could get risky!
Princes, Peasants and Pestilence.
Back to the middle ages we go as we discover how the Black Death traveled around the country causing all sorts of problems to the folk. We will discover the hierarchy of the social classes and take a quick glimpse at how the knights lived in those bygone days.
The legend, Sword in the Stone will be explored and newspaper reports will be published on King Arthur pulling the sword out of the stone.
Through the Portal.
This half term, we will be using the book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe to develop our persuasive writing. We will be writing a letter to the Queen of Narnia to persuade her to set Edmund free from her prison. For Remembrance Day, we will acknowledge the fallen soldiers by sharing war poetry and writing our own poem using the senses. Poppies will be made and history will be shared.
In maths, we will develop our multiplication and division skills, as well as, finding multiples and factors of numbers. The children will also be learning their times tables and there will be certificates for quick recall to develop their understanding of number.
The Land of Pharoahs.
This half term, we will be learning about the Egyptians. It's an exciting quest as we find out how important the deceased were and the rituals they put in place for the afterlife. We will create our names using hieroglyphics and we will develop our drawing skills by sketching some artefacts found in Tutankhamun's tomb. I wonder if the stories about his tomb are true?