Term 1 2018-19
Our learning this term
We have been working really hard to write our own stories following the Greek Myth template. We wrote about Hercules encountering different monsters and being rewarded with immortality. We designed our own monsters to help with our stories, along with our own heroes. We had the chance to re-draft them to make them even better and to make sure that they made sense. Finally, we published them on special paper.
This term, we have been working very hard to understand place value and what each number means in a 3 digit number. We have just begun to add and subtract units and tens from 2 and 3 digit numbers using a variety of equipment to help us. We had the opportunity to practise our maths skills in Topic when we ordered dates on a Greek timeline.
This term we have been reading Greek myths like Pandora’s Box and Icarus. We focussed on retrieval, summarising and recording information. We have also looked at non-fiction text about ‘Greece’ and ‘Light and Shadow’ as it linked in with our Topic and Science learning objectives.
This term, we spent a long time planning, designing and making our Greek vases. To do this, we had to learn printing and marbling skills and also showed different Olympic poses on our vases, We enjoyed learning about where the Olympics started and what has changed between then and now. We also enjoyed our Greek day at the end of term, where we wore Togas, tasted Greek food and wrote a restaurant review as part of our cross curricular writing.
We have enjoyed making our own stained glass windows in Science while learning all about different types of materials. We learnt that we need to protect our eyes from sunlight and how shadows are formed when we block the light with opaque objects. Using a torch, we also experimented how shadows change when we move the source of light further away.
St Giles Church
We were lucky enough to visit St Giles’ church this term to celebrate the Harvest festival. Thank you for all your donations for the food bank, we enjoyed sharing them with the church and making miniature versions of ourselves for display.