Welcome to the Ash Tree Class!
We hope that you have enjoyed a relaxing 6 week break!
This term, we are starting the year by learning all about India. Thinking about the geography of the country, climate, population and culture. We will be writing stories in the style of traditional Indian folk tales, tasting spices and writing recipes and focusing on Hindu beliefs and festivals in our RE lessons. In addition to all the exciting topic work, we will be learning about states of matter and materials in science - experimenting and investigating reversible and irreversible changes. We are also lucky to have the music partnership teaching us to play woodwind for the year!
We will also be attending the Young Voices concert at Sheffield Arena - so don't miss the songs and updates coming soon on our choir page!
Last term, our topic was Playlist. We learnt all about composers from the past and present day, composing our own music using digital composing software and playing different instruments. We wrote biographies, lyrics, poems and reports in literacy; in science, we found out about light and sound; and researched, designed and made our own headphones to protect our ears from loud noises. In DT and in history, we discovered facts about the Vikings. All this mixed in with the May market, wells dressings and of course the SATs tests made for an interesting and exciting term!
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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