Who were the Maya people?
We are finishing our final topic of the year with a BANG! We are going to step back in time to discover an almost forgotten civilisation. We will discover the temples and cities they built, the many gods they worshiped and how football played an important part in their religious festivals! We will taste foods they grew on their land such as corn and chocolate and even have a go at making bread that they would have eaten.. They Mayan civilisation loved writing and numbers and they even had their own writing and number systems, which we will have to decode to understand. We will also look at a range of different sources that historians have used to learn how such an interesting civilisation once lived!
This term our topic is Deadly 60. We are going to go on an adventure and explore an amazing world of mountains, jungles, caves, rivers and oceans to learn about the wonderful but deadly creatures that roam our planet. During our topic we will focus on habitats and adaptation to learn about how the deadliest of creatures survive. We will also be using a range of ICT and computing to research, collect and present multi-media presentations of different animals. We also have an exciting opportunity to visit the Butterfly House where the children can learn more about different species of animals, environments, habitats and adaptation. I can’t wait to get started!!!
What a Performance!
This term we are learning all about the theatre ! We will be looking at a brief history of theatre and how it has changed with new technologies. We will be looking at different genres of theatre and the different roles behind the scenes when making a theatre production.
Year 3 & 4 will be putting their singing, dancing and acting skills to the test in our very own theatre production of Porridge!
When a crime wave hits Happy Valley, there's a caseload of mysteries to be solved! Who's stolen Ma Hubbard's recipe book? Who's kidnapped Marigold the cow? And what dirty secret is Papa Bear hiding behind his Porridge empire? It's down to Private Detective Jack Spratt to uncover the terrifying truth in this tale of mystery, mayhem and breakfast cereal!
Join Jack, Goldie Lox and a cast of crazy characters including barmy billy goats, loopy lumberjacks, a potty police squad and a runaway cow in this brand new side-splitting musical comedy. It's a familiar tale, told like you've never heard before with familiar fairytale folk brought to life as you've never imagined! Porridge has all the ingredients of a delicious production - packed with spoonfuls of sparkling songs and bowlfuls of belly-laughs, this hilarious show will leave your cast and audience wanting seconds and shouting for more! (Written by Craig Hawes).
The Ancient Greeks
This term we are going to be learning all about the Ancient Greeks. During our topic we will be looking at the many battles, their politics, literature, art, their love for learning and their great architecture. We will be visiting Weston Park Museum where the children will learn all about the Goddess of Athena and the building of her temple Parthenon. They will experience how the ancient civilisation made gifts for their gods and worshiped them.
The Iron Man
Our topic this term is The Iron Man. Our English lessons will focus on the story looking at language, descriptions and story structure. The children will analyse the text and use it to create their own pieces of art of what they think the Iron man looks like.They will use the text to answer questions and make their own predictions. Children will create their own drama pieces, character hot seating and story boards. They will have the opportunity to write their own version of the Iron Man.
This term's topic will focus on Design and Technology. Children will have the chance to develop their skills and will design and create their own robot using a range of materials and electrical circuits. I can't wait to see the creations the children make!!