Welcome to Rabbit class! On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, our teacher is Mrs Thomas. She is really good at PE and Maths, and she says that her favourite things are football and spending time with her family. On Thursdays and Fridays, we are taught by Mr Lester. He loves Watford Football Club and spending time with his family, but he doesn’t like parsnips very much and is scared of heights!
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English - We focused this term on fiction writing, and in particular on the way authors use speech to introduce characters and move stores forward. We used a scene from Mary Poppins as our model text, and began the term by exploring this thoroughly, including our Practically Perfect Tea Party! This also got us thinking about other classic children’s stories from a similar era, and we have looked at The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in our reading sessions.
Music - Learning to play glockenspiels and recorders has been a new skill that we have been developing. Not only are we learning how to play these instruments, but we are also being taught the basics of reading music. This has included learning new terminology, such as the names of the notes and the length of beat they represent.
English - We will be using our powers of persuasion this half term! Our focus will involve us thinking about our planet and specifically our oceans. We will be looking at the impact of plastic in our oceans and how it affects the wildlife. Then, we will use the features of persuasive writing such as: emotive language, exaggeration and rhetorical questions to help put our point of view across.
Maths - In Rabbit class, we will be securing our written strategies for all four operations, and then using these to solve problems, as well as regularly practicing our counting in groups of 6,7 and 9.
Science - We will be exploring the range of living things that exist in the world around us, and the ways in which they can be grouped. We will learn to construct food chains and use these to help us to understand the impact that small changes can have on an entire ecosystem. Linking in with our English topic, we will finish by considering the impact that humans can have on the environment.
Humanities - Over the next half-term we will be looking at the Anglo Saxons. We will look at their origins, including where they came from and why they invaded. We will identify the areas of settlement and what affect they have had on our culture. Finally, we will discover what life was like for these warrior farmers, including how they lived, what they ate and what daily life was like.