Welcome to the Glow-Worms!
The grown-ups in the Glow-worm class are Mrs Wraith, Mrs Wallis, Mrs Jones and Mrs Marrows. Mrs Wraith works on a Monday and Tuesday and Mrs Wallis on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
We all love teaching the Glow-worms and we are so proud of their achievements!
If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you!
Our school value for this term is ‘Respect’.
Being respectful is one of the key ingredients to being the best person you can be. “Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.” The children are learning how we can show respect to others, to animals and to objects, and how it feels to have respect shown to ourselves.
“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
We love learning in the Glow-worms! This term our topic is called 'AMAZING INVENTORS!'
We you be the next Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell or even the next Albert Einstein?
This half term we will be learning about the changes in history. What was life like for our grandparents? How has technology changed over the years?
We will also be looking at the changes in how we spend our holidays compared to in the past.
The children will be exploring the iPad APP Sketch Nation. This APP allows us to make our own games! Do we have any future game developers? This will give the children a taster of developing games, debugging and coding.
Being safe while online is extremely important. If as a parent you would like support on how to keep your child safe while online, please pop and see Mrs Wallis.
This half term the children will continue to learn about the importance of being kind to others while online.
The children will also consider the appropriateness of websites. Which are suitable for us to use? How do we know? What should we do when we are unsure?
We will be exploring materials and the uses in everyday life. We will also learn about the suitability of materials. Would it be a good idea to use chocolate for a fire guard?
The children will explore the umbrella and how certain materials are more suitable.
The children will record their results of testing and analyse their results.
The second investigation will be to save an ice cube from melting - without using the freezer! Which material will prevent this from happening?
The children will explore the changes that happen to materials when we bend stretch, twist or squash them.
We may even do some cooking too! Yum!
The children will have great fun making salt dough for Christmas - yes I did say CHRISTMAS! They will also use recyclable materials to make a bird.
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
As our topic is called Amazing Inventors, the children will invent something new using recyclable materials. Following their finished invention, the children will evaluate their work.
In English the children will be reading 'If I built a house' by Chris Van Dusen. The children will design their own dream house and label it. They will write captions.
The children will write instructions for building their dream house and use this to write their own stories.
The children will also use the Magic Box and senses poems linked the Christmas in poetry writing.
The children will be learning to spell the next set of common exception words: wild, climb, most, only, both, old, old, cold, gold, hold, told, Christmas, Mr, Mrs, again.
The children will practise strategies to help with spelling such as rainbow writing and 'does it look correct?'
They will learn about the homophones two/too/to, here/hear, one/won, sun/son and the graphemes 'ge' and 'dge' in words such as judge and cage, 'kn' and 'gn' in words such as knight and gnome.
They will use the co-ordination conjunctions and, but, or and the subordination conjunctions when, where, if, that, because.
The children will continue to look at different sentence types: statement, command, question and exclamation
This half, the children will be learning about 2D and 3D shapes including patterns, rotation of shapes and sequences. They will explore vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement including clockwise, anti-clockwise, half tun, quarter turn and three-quarter turns They will also be covering graphs and looking at the value of money.
The children will be challenge through the use of gold challenges which involve open ended problems.
As you can see, we have some exciting things planned this half term! If you need any more information, please pop and see us!
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