This term our topic is Space. We will be looking at the events during the past 100 years that led to the moon landing and space exploration. In English, we will be looking at science fiction stories, non-chronological reports about planets and biographical writing. Our science topics are Astronomy and Forces. In art, we will be developing our painting, pastel and marbling techniques to create space themed pieces as well as studying the painting 'Starry Night' by Vincent van Gogh.
Our class novel for this half term is the wonderful 'Clockwork' by Phillip Pullman.
PE will take place every Monday afternoon with Mrs Hanslip so make sure you remember to come to school in your PE kit that day. Homework will be sent out every Friday and should be returned by Wednesday - 20 table points for all homework brought back in on a Monday! Everyone will be expected to read at home as often as possible - you can read your reading book, a novel, a comic, the newspaper or a magazine. Reading is the key to everything at school and is a vital part of our school curriculum. The more reading children can do at home the more benefit they will see in the classroom. We have an extensive library in class and everyone is welcome to borrow, read, enjoy then return them. I am happy to recommend books if they are stuck for ideas of what to read.
This week, we started our new class novel 'Clockwork' by Philip Pullman. We began by making predictions about the book based on the front cover. In paired reading, we looked closely at the opening scene then drew what we imagined the tavern to look like. We can't wait to find out what happens next in the story.
As part of our Eco Week, we turned some old crisp packets into a work of art. I am sure you will agree that the finished collage looks fantastic.
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