We have had a positive start to this term and settling well into the Juniors. Our topic this half term has been based on ‘Time Travellers’, with a focus on The Tudors. We have also had fun learning about Welsh culture through our class name, Castell Rhaglan, and look forward to visiting the castle later on this year.
Language, Literacy and Communication
We have based our narrative writing this term on a book called, ‘A Traveller in Time’ by Alsion Utterly. The children have enjoyed being able to use their imagination to time travel to a Tudor village and meet characters such as Henry VIII, which created exciting, creative story pieces of writing linked to our topic.
In addition, we have researched The Great Fire of London, which enabled the children to write a non-chronological report full of facts about the famous fire in 1666. Following this, the children worked in pairs and trios to role play a news report as reporters and people alive during the time of the fire using the Green Screen.
Mathematics and Numeracy
In maths, we have learned about time, data, area, perimeter and number work. Children have worked hard and been enthusiastic trying a new maths approach – Singapore maths using bar models. We will continue to use these throughout the year to develop our written methods.
Class Charter – Rights Respecting School
We have created a class charter linked to the UN Convention on the Rights of a child to establish fair rules within the class, which ensure children understand their rights and responsibilities. This has been linked to SEAL lessons and circle time when discussing anti-bullying and ‘New Beginnings’.