Miss Small’s Class.
As a class team, Miss Small, Mrs Poppleton and Miss Robinson would like to welcome pupils back to school after a long summer break. The first week allowed us to introduce the theme of Rio Olympics for the term, as well as getting to know one another and working out what we expected of the pupils
as a class team and what they wanted from us as well.
The project for this term is Rio Olympics, pupils have learnt about Rio, where it is, what are the problems with inequality there and also about sustainable resources and the choices that were made for building materials and how this impacted on global warming. Throughout English pupils have looked at features of travel articles and newspapers, producing their own travel articles about Rio and then writing their own headline stories. Pupils are now moving on to look at persuasive letters and will finish off the term writing one from the perspective of somebody living in the Favela’s.
Science has been linked to the topic for the term, looking at muscles and joints within athletes. Pupils have made their own model arms and lungs, as well as building skeletons and labelling them, they will finish off their term with a practical investigation into lung volumes.
Maths lessons have been impressive with pupils showing the ability to really challenge themselves we have been looking at place value, including decimals, significant figures and rounding numbers, they have now moved on to recapping addition and subtraction and finishing the term on factors and multiples.