Welcome to Mauna Loa Class!
I hope you all had a wonderful break and are looking forward to a brilliant final year at Woodchurch CE Primary School.
This year, all classes will be working under the umbrella of ‘Earth, Fire, Water and Air’ as a basis for our learning. For Terms 1 and 2 the whole school is focusing on ‘Earth’ and Mauna Loa Class will be zooming in on WWI and WWII. We will be looking at various aspects of the war and we will be exploring them in many of our lessons.
In English we are basing our learning on WWI and WWII texts including, ‘War Game’ by Michael Foreman and ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ by Emma Carroll. WWI poems will also be studied this term. We will be analysing ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ and ‘In Flanders Fields’ and comparing them, in preparation for writing our own poems from the perspective of an object during WWI. We will also be writing newspaper reports using Operation Dynamo as our focus.
In Maths, we will be extending our knowledge of place value through reading and writing numbers, ordering and comparing, rounding, identifying the value of digits and much more.
In Science, we will be learning about Evolution and Electricity and thinking about Creation in R.E. It will be interesting to look at ideas of both evolution and creation; how people’s views, thoughts and theories differ and compare.
On this webpage I have linked some websites that can help with times tables practice, as well as some links to sites with information about WWI and WWII. You will also be able to find on here useful documents including spelling lists and home learning information.
We have many exciting things to look forward to this year and it will certainly be a memorable one!
Please check back throughout the year to find pictures, examples of our work and updates on any exciting news we have for you!