Term 1 – August – October
This term we are reading George’s Marvellous Medicine together as a class. As well as reading for enjoyment, we will be learning about the different strategies which we can use to help us gain a deeper understanding of not only this novel but of all texts we read throughout the year.
We are continuing to develop our writing skills this term through a series of lessons promoting VCOP.
We all enjoyed reading our class novel and have been working hard on the different comprehension strategies. However, due to the fact that most of the children were already familiar with the story, it was hard for us to practise prediction skills but we will be able to try this out with all our future reading books. Our 6 week writing block highlighting VCOP has had a promising impact on our writing which we will try hard to keep up next term.
Our main focus this term is to build upon our existing skills in multiplication and division. Our IDL topic on Transport is also an ideal chance for us to re-visit ‘Time’ by looking at train and plane timetables to work out durations of journeys and we will also be creating graphs to display information gathered over a series of traffic surveys of Jesmond Drive which will be conducted safely from within the confines of the school grounds.
We have all progressed well with multiplication and division and are looking forward to using these skills next term to help us solve problems. We all enjoyed our traffic surveys and were able to successfully display our results on bar graphs.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
George’s Marvellous Medicine lends itself naturally to exploring medicines and substances which can be used in a safe way to improve health. We are also going to take a closer look at the way in which food products are advertised on TV and in magazines and how this can tempt us to buy one item over another.
During our twice weekly PE lessons, which will be delivered by Miss Robertson, we will be learning how to play basketball and how to be a co-operative team player during competitive games.
A class quiz and the creation of informative medicine safety posters enabled us to demonstrate how much we have learnt around this topic. We have been very enthusiastic and hard working throughout our basketball skills topic in PE and have looked forward to every lesson to improve our skills.
Our topic is Transport and we have collectively devised a list of big questions which we hope to find answers to over the coming weeks. Transport in the past, present and future and different types of transport used around the world are just two areas to be explored as well as finding out more about speed, engines, brakes and the Channel Tunnel.
We also hope to enhance our investigative skills by creating our very own marvellous but definitely non-edible medicines.
In addition to personal research, we have produced group posters on different forms of transport using our research and team work skills to do so. We really enjoyed the science experiments arising from George’s Marvellous Medicine especially creating our own concoctions. Apologies to all our mums and dads who found messy bathrooms as we experimented with this at home.
PE – Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning
Library – Wednesday morning.
ICT – Wednesday afternoon
Singing – Thursday morning