Welcome to Blackbird Class!
Last term we learnt about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age by going hunting, learning about Skara Brae and Stonehenge and creating cave paintings, stone pots and Iron Age hill forts. We also used the Stone Age setting to write descriptions, stories and diary entries. After half-term, we started our book ‘The Iron Man’ and we wrote newspaper articles and letters, thinking about different people’s point of view.
In Science, before half-term, we learned about ‘Rocks’, making salt dough models of the structure of the Earth and demonstrating how sedimentary and metamorphic rocks were created. Later in the term, we found out about ‘Forces and Magnets’, investigating which materials were magnetic and which poles attracted and repelled each other.
Since January, we have been learning about Venice, thinking about the problems that the ‘Floating City’ faces, as well as looking at aspects of its art and culture. We designed and constructed bridges and made Venetian carnival masks. In Maths, we will be covering methods for division before moving on to calculating with money and Statistics. In Science, our topic is ‘Animals including humans’ and we will be learning about the skeleton, muscles and healthy eating. In R.E., we will be thinking about the why Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’.
On this page are some websites that you may find interesting and below are some photos of what we have been up to so far.
We are looking forward to a busy term ahead and will keep you updated on our progress!