Welcome to the Ash Tree Class!
Happy New Year! We hope that you have had a wonderful Christmas break and are ready for the exciting learning that we have planned for you during the Spring term.
Our topic is Road Trip USA and Mexico!
Buckle up - Sunglasses on! We are going on a road trip across the good old US of A.
Flying from London Gatwick and landing at the JFK airport, New York: It's time to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple.We will be using our map skills to navigate our way across some of the USA's favourite land marks; writing diary entries as we learn about the history and culture of the states that we visit. We will be finding out about the Native Iroquois tribes and their myths and legends, writing some of our own myths along the way.
Next stop - Mexico, where we will be finding out about celebrations and festivals, the Mayan civilisation and ancient landmarks using our mapping skills. Once we have gained all of this knowledge, we will be using our skills to write a persuasive article for a travel brochure.
In maths, we will be learning about fractions. In RE, we will be looking at art and faith. In science, we will be learning about living things and their environments.
Check back and see what we have been learning about.
In the second Autumn term, our topic was Scrumdiddlyumtious! We journeyed into a world of fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalizing treats. We found out where food comes from and how it is produced; we followed and wrote recipes; we learnt how to keep our bodies fit and healthy and worked up an appetite by reading and writing delicious stories!
In the Autumn, we travelled back 5000 years to the dusty realms of Ancient Egypt, cruising along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. We found out about life on the river's fertile banks and discovering Egypt and it's fascinating culture.
We learnt about the process of mummification and explored the tombs of ancient kings. We wrote reports, stories and fact files.
In maths, we learnt about place value, addition and subtraction.
In science, we focused our learning on Earth and space, learning about the solar system and lunar cycles.
In RE, we learnt about the People of God and Places of Worship which was enriched with a visit to the Derby Open Centre.
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