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!
SPRING TERM 1
Our learning this term is all about Bristol.
We will be finding out about inventions and buildings by architect Isambard Kingdom Brunel such as Clifton Suspension Bridge and SS Great Britain. We will be going to visit Bristol and the famous suspension bridge.
In English we will be writing biographies about the famous Victorian architect, information texts and explanations. Children will become designers of their own suspension bridges, explaining how the bridges will be made and evaluating their designs.
In science, we will be investigating sound, discovering how sounds are made and how ears hear them. They will be designing ear defenders for a rock concert using their new knowledge of sound insulators.
In maths, the focus this half term will be multiplication and division. This will move onto length, area and perimeter and then fractions. 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.
Swimming – Will take place on a Wednesday morning.
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.