This half term our topic is 'Three Wishes'.
We are looking forward to our second half term where we will continue to build on our learning and enjoy the lead up to Christmas!
We will be immersing ourselves in the story of 'Aladdin' where we will be using the Talk for Writing approach to learn the story and then writing lots of descriptions, recounts, mini scenes, poetry and character comparisons before innovating and inventing our own stories. We will also be writing sets of instructions and persuasive letters, not just about Three Wishes but to a special North Pole resident!
In R.E we will be exploring Cornwall as a place of Christianity and how buildings, artefacts and symbols play a part in worship, rituals and ceremonies of the community. We will be investigating the importance of John Wesley and Methodism in today's Cornwall. Closer to Christmas, we will learn more about the story of the Nativity. We will also be reflecting on Christian beliefs and thoughts about God. We will be looking at this half term's value of trust and the Bible story of Daniel in the Lion's Den.
In Science we will be investigating 'light'. We will look at sources of light and how light can be reflected on surfaces, as well as investigating how shadows are formed. We will also learn about the sun and how its rays can be dangerous to our eyes.
In Geography we will be looking at the Geography of the UK and comparing it to countries in the Middle East, where Aladdin is set. We will also be exploring map making, human and physical geography and the compass points.
In History we will be exploring the History of Pantomime and closer to the festive season, we will investigate where our important Christmas traditions come from.
In PSHE and during Advent, we will reflect on the coming festive season and New Year, thinking about how we learn and how we are as a person, as well as what we want to achieve in the coming months.
Check out the photos below which show lots of the amazing things we have been doing in our learning!
At home - your challenge is to continue working towards your next Reading Karate Band.
Make sure you are also using Maths Whizz, SPAG.com, Times Table Rockstars and preparing for your weekly spellings challenges!