Welcome to Holly Class where we love to learn through investigating and exploring. In Holly Class we are developing our independence and becoming more responsible for our learning. Whilst we like to get things right in Holly Class, it is safe to make mistakes as this is part of how we learn. Most of all, we like to have fun and enjoy learning!
Our learning this term will be based on the question: Who were the first people to live in Britain?
We will be finding out about discoveries made by archaeologists and historians about humans from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age.
Key texts we will be using are:
Our Current Class Novel:
In English we will be writing recounts as if we had spent a day in the Stone Age. Children will become reporters and will create newspaper reports about the discovery of Bronze or Iron. We will be reading, researching and writing information texts about prehistoric life.
In science, we will be looking more closely at Stone!! Discovering where different types of rocks and soils come from and how they are formed.
In maths, the focus this half term will be place value and understanding number. This will move on to addition and subtraction. It is really important that children practise their times tables in and out of order. Once they have grasped their times tables, they can make connections and links in other areas of maths quicker enabling them to achieve more.
PE – will take place on a Thursday afternoon during this half term. Please make sure kit is correctly labelled.
Music and RE – Will take place on a Wednesday afternoon with Mrs Cottle
HOMEWORK – will be given out on a Friday and must be handed in by the following Thursday please.