This term we will be finding out about the mighty Roman empire & how the Romans were able to keep control of it for so long. We will look at Roman art & engineering & the effects that the Roman invasion of Britain has had on our modern way of life. We will look at the basic needs that humans & other animals have, where they settle & how we use natural resources. We will also be visiting Lullingstone Roman Villa.
In English we will be reading 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes.
In Maths we will be revisiting place value & extending our addition & subtraction skills.
In P.E we are doing gymnastics & tag rugby.
We reminded ourselves what nouns & verbs are by making films about them:
The Noun Film
The Verb Film
During our maths lessons, we have been learning about how important digits are & their place value.
Some children have tried to use all 4 number operations to make a number. Mark succeeded! Here he is showing off his maths genius:
After reading chapter 1 of The Iron Man, we created a soundscape to accompany it:
Whilst reading 'The Iron Man' we used our empathy skills to imagine what the characters in the story might do. Here are our freeze frame scenes:
Alfie AK Ryan Alfie T.MOV
Elena Mark Louis William b.MOV
Jim Tom Freddie Jake.MOV
Josh Yasmin Kaitlyn Leo.MOV
Kyren Betty William G.MOV
Mia Ruby Iona.MOV
Rylan Savanah Emily Millie.MOV
We have been reminding ourselves how to spell words with the prefixes 'Un' & 'Dis', & looking at how they change the meaning of a word:
Using The Dis Prefix.MOV
Rylan used all 4 number operations to make a number!
After using his partitioning skills, Alfie was able to explain his mathematical thinking very clearly.
Alfie Uses Partitioning.MOV
We read chapter 2 of The Iron Man, where the Iron Man eats all kinds of metal farm equipment. The children took on the roles of the farmers & had a meeting to discuss the problem:
On Monday 2nd October 2017, we visited Lullingstone Roman Villa. We had a 'Magic & Medicine' session, led by an expert, & then we explored the artefacts around the villa. We had lots of fun & learnt lots about the Romans.
Rylan volunteered to have some blood drained from him, to help him be calmer & less angry.
Mark had terrible toothache, caused by a tooth worm. So he had a hot metal spike shoved in his tooth, which made the pain go away.
Mr Adams sustained a terrible injury to his shield arm, whilst fighting barbarians. So he had to have it cut off. Some children volunteered to help.
We would like to say a very big thank you to all the parents that helped to get the children to the villa & to the parents that led groups. We would also like to thank the parent representatives that organised everything.
Dyslexia Awareness Week.
Children in Class 3 dressed up as characters from books & films written by people with dyslexia.
At the end of Dyslexia Awareness Week, Mrs Ash came in to teach the class about Picasso. Pablo Picasso was a very famous artist, but he struggled at school because he had dyslexia.
We made our own Picasso style Cubist guitar sculptures: