Teachers: Miss Dunn and Miss Sanchez
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Huby and Miss Johnstone
We are Upper Juniors!
This term Picasso Class are going back to the dark ages, exploring the incredible world of the Ancient Egyptians. The children will get to compare how they built a hugely successful empire and how everyday people lived, travelled and survived in these ancient times. The children will also be exploring archaeology and how we know so much about the Egyptians We will be writing our own non-fiction books about this period of time as well as designing jewellery, making papyrus, building tombs, sculpting statues and canopic jars
We are looking forward to a trip to Maidstone Museum after half term where we will come face to face with a real mummy!
Through English we are using Egypt as a theme for adventure writing. Using a variety of texts we will be discovering how authors make us fall in love with or despise characters and write settings that make us feel like we are there with them. Over the term this will be reflected in our own writing, where we will be developing vocabulary and language to help set tension and atmosphere.
Maths this term includes lots of quick, agile mental practice using the four number operations and revision of the more formal methods of working. There will be loads of real life problem solving opportunities for the children to practise their skills with too.
In science the children are exploring the exciting world of Forces. We are designing parachutes, looking at helicopters and what makes a fantastic pair of trainers so that we can understand air resistance, friction, gravity and water resistance. We will be doing lots of hands-on science but also working on skills to help us record our work accurately.
This term the children in Picasso Class will also be starting Forest Explorers. This is an amazing opportunity to use our outdoor space to build skills in den building, fire lighting, knife skills and assessing and managing risks in our everyday environment - we can’t wait to get started!
We are looking forward to an exciting term.
Our long term plan can be found here.
We celebrated Design and Technology by holding a whole-school DT week. The Infants made some moving toys, Lower Juniors made money containers and the Upper Juniors made automatons. Here are some … More >
As part of our topic on Rivers, Monet Year 4 visited The Thames foreshore for some "mudlarking". They searched for historical evidence on the sand and then completed some field studies to … More >
The school were delighted to receive so many Harvest food donations. Monet Year 4 led a Harvest Assembly, after which parents helped sort the produce ready for each class to deliver to elderly people … More >
6pm at St Margaret's Church
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