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Learning to Succeed, Succeeding to Learn

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This half term, our big question is:

Where in the world would I take Beegu?

 

Week 1: 

Last week, we found out that during the Christmas holidays, a spaceship had crash landed in Sunbury! The police even had to be called! From there, we thought carefully about who or what may have landed and we met our character Beegu. We wrote questions, using a question matrix to support our vocabulary and thought about what we would teach Beegu and where we would take her. We drew a story map to sequence our Beegu story and we made our own alien characters to take us through our learning journey! In History, we travelled back in time with Beegu and we met Edward the Confessor! We learned about the 4 different contenders to the throne after Edward died. We debated who should become King and used role play to persuade others! We are looking forward to seeing where our learning takes us next! 

Week 2:

 

Wow what a week in Turtles! We have been so busy, time has flown!

In maths we have continued learning about multiplication. We have explored how to use arrays and have shown our learning partners how multiplication can be shown as equal groups.

In English we have been focusing on Beegu. Beegu is lost and we have been trying to help find her by creating our own posters using adjectives to describe what she looks like.

In Geography and History we are discovering landmarks in London. We used maps and co-ordinates to locate parks and famous buildings before researching the Tower of London. In Art, we investigated lines and shapes in drawing to sketch some of the famous landmarks of London. The children felt very inspired after learning about artist Stephen Wiltshire's story. 

We are looking forward to next week and continuing on with all our learning. Don’t forget our ‘Royal’ dress up day next Friday (21st January).

Welcome to Turtle Class!

 

Last half term our big question was:

How has history shaped our capital city?

 

Last half term we learned about three significant events that happened to London during the 1600s; The Gunpowder Plot, The Great Plague and The Great Fire of London.

We used maps and first hand accounts to follow the events. We used role play to explore how Guy Fawkes plotted and thought carefully about the sequence of events. We hot seated characters and wrote diary entries and letters.

We had many things to look forward to in this topic as we created a class assembly which was enjoyed by all. We also had a day of an interactive workshop where we made candles, plaques, scent bags and did some weaving. We thought carefully about materials of houses during The Great Fire and used junk materials to build our own houses.

We made comparisons between The Great Plague and life as we know it today and explored how far we have come in keeping people safe. 

 

We wrote warning tales and thought carefully about warning signs, why they are used and what they are used for. We used the story of The Selfish Giant to help us structure our own texts. We enjoyed the excitement and suspense of this genre!

 

 

Last half term, our big question was:

 

Would a dinosaur make a good pet?

 

We learned about the world's oceans and continents. We took a dive into the past and discovered how the world's continents were once a super continent called Pangea.

 

In Science, we learned about animal and dinosaur adaptations. We applied our learning to designing our own dinosaurs in different habitats. 

 

In English, we used the text Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs to plan and write our very own stories. 

 

In Maths, we secured our knowledge on number and place value, whilst working with tens and ones, and using lots of equipment. 

 

We even had a dinosaur workshop! We dug for fossils, like real life paleontologists, and researched our findings. After lunch, we met a terrifyingly friendly T-Rex called Sophie!

 

We received a very important package from the Natural History Museum... as well as finding something very suspicious left in the playground... (we may need to use our knowledge of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores) surprise