Topic Overview Summer 1 2020-21
Live lessons on laptops
snow coming down
although life seems so different
we have not let it get us down!
I am so proud to call myself the Badgers' class teacher. This class of children are simply the best. They have managed to overcome countless challenges thrown at their learning this term and have still kept smiles on their faces. Please enjoy and have a wonder around our page and get a good look at all the amazing work that has been done at home and in school by this incredible group of children.
For Literacy this term, our grammar and writing has been inspired by our class novel- Cogheart.
We have had a go at creating our own 'mechanimal' and writing non-chronological report about it. We learnt about different types of poems, wrote a newspaper report and even wrote an explanation text. This class knows how to work hard!
We got super creative and decided to see if we could combine Science, DT and Literacy by building our own Perpetual Motion Machine and write our explanation text based on it.
'No drama llamas'
This term, we decided to take online learning to another level by hosting a whole school art lesson each week.
We sent each learner a pack of art equipment which even included their very own canvas. We then started our 'No drama Llamas' project. I can't wait to see the end results.
Here are a few 'work in progress' pieces.
Can you believe that we are already at the end of the Autumn term?
Team Badgers have absolutely smashed learning right out of the park!
We have had such a fun and exciting couple of months back at school and have really got engaged in everything we have learnt about. I am so proud of my class and wish them all a wonderful, restful holiday!
Before you go, have a look at some of the amazing things that we got up to this term.
As our topic in History is the Mayans, we decided to base our writing on the book, Rain Player by David Wisniewski. The book is based around an ancient game played by the Mayans called Pok-A-Tok. We learnt about the subjunctive mood, the perfect tense, writing a prediction and the passive and active voice. We used all that we had learnt to write our very first essay. We asked the question - What have the Mayans done for us? Have a read of some of our fabulous results.
In Science we learnt about animals including humans. We focused on the circulatory system and the effects exercise and diet have on our health. We were lucky enough to have a real sheep heart and lungs to dissect.
Have you heard of the ancient Mayans? We have been learning all about them and their incredible contributions to today's society. After intensive fact finding and research, we ended the term with creating our very own knowledge organiser using our ICT skills.