What have we been learning?

Term 1

On Thursday 12th September we started our historical enquiry with an Ancient Greek theme day. Many of the class dressed up in an Ancient Greek outfit and we carried out lots of different activities to find out about what life was like.

Throughout the day we learnt about: democracy, the Greek alphabet, Greek theatre and Ancient Greek Olympics.

We also had the opportunity to try different Greek foods including: Feta cheese, olives, houmous, figs and honey.

Throughout the rest of the term, we enjoyed learning about what life was like during Ancient Greek times. We particularly enjoyed deciding if we would have rather lived in Athens or Sparta. We also learnt about the legacies of the Ancient Greeks.

Term 2

This term, we have been learning about the Earth, Sun and Moon.

During our English lessons, we created non-chronological reports about a make believe moon, Pandora. Here are some examples of our work:

 

We also entered a writing competition where we had to write a mini saga in 100 words- this turned out to be trickier than we thought! All of the stories have been entered and we will find out in the new year if any of them will be published!

At the end of the term, we wrote newspaper reports based around our work on the big question- Are we alone? We researched alien news stories and then created our own fictitious newspaper stories.

"My favourite writing activity was the newspapers because we got to answer the big question- Are we alone?" Macey

 

Whilst learning about the Earth, Sun and Moon, we were developing our scientific understanding. We created role models of how we get day and night and learnt about the size and distances of the planets by creating scale models. 

At the end of the term we had to use everything we had learnt to help us answer the big question, "The sun, earth and moon, which is the odd one out?"

"I liked the little bit of geographical enquiry because I learnt about Meridian lines." Syrus

"I was excited when I found out we would be learning about new planets. I liked the enquiry because before I didn't know much about the Earth, Sun and Moon, and now I know alot!" Alexis

"I liked the enquiry because it was exciting. Never have I more wanted to go to school to learn more!" Oliver

During term 2, we also enjoyed PE sessions which were delivered by Kickstart. We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to develop our football skills.

Here is what Maple class had to say about KickStart-

"It was very fun because they taught us how to dribble and do stretches." Connor E

"I enjoyed KickStart because it got us moving and I liked the football activities." Henry

"I enjoyed the warm ups and playing fun games." Jade




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