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Miss Harvey, Miss Atterbury, and Miss Taylor have been particularly impressed with how quickly children have settled after the half term break and we are looking forward to the busy but exciting term ahead. Here is a brief overview of our subject areas to keep you up to date on the topics we will be exploring.



In English this half term we are looking at traditional tales, with a particular focus on The Three Little Pigs. To remind ourselves of the story, we will be using plenty of drama, as well as engaging in P4C sessions (Philosophy for Children) to further develop our ability to explain and justify our ideas. We will then be adding a twist to the traditional version of the story by studying ‘The True Story of the Three Little Pigs’. We are sure this will change our perception of the story that we are already familiar with and will, therefore, encourage some great discussions and writing!



Since September, we have been securing our knowledge of place value and addition and subtraction. This half-term, we will be focusing on multiplication and division. To make sure we have a good understanding of multiplication and division methods, we must continue to practice our times tables as much as possible at home. In class, we enjoy using ‘Hit the Button’ to help us quickly recall our times' table facts. In Maths, Miss Harvey has also seen a big improvement in our growth mindset, as we are getting much better at supporting each other and not giving up (even when it gets tricky!).



In Computing this half term we are learning how to use a coding program called Scratch to make a quiz. The majority of us have not used Scratch before so we are looking forward to learning some new skills and having some fun!



This half term in Science we are learning about Light. We are particularly excited about this topic as we are lucky enough to be using brand new equipment, meaning our lessons can have many more practical elements! We have already used spectroscopes to observe the spectrum of visible light in white light as well as blackout sheets to test whether objects were luminous or non-luminous.



Our Humanities topic this half term is our local area. To kick start this topic we were fortunate enough to visit The Black Country Museum so that we could learn more about the industry in our local area, as well as old traditions. We thoroughly enjoyed our day out and learned lots about the history in our local area which we will be applying to the rest of our topic. We will be using maps and photographs to identify human and physical features.



We have been improving our throwing and catching skills in our P.E. lessons which take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We have looked at different ways to throw different sized balls and beanbags, such as underarm throws, overarm throws, chest passes, and bounce passes. Miss Harvey has been very impressed with our skills in these areas and we’re looking forward to further developing them!



In R.E. we are studying the Bible and why it is important to Christians. We will be sharing different parables and thinking about the meaning behind these stories and the impact they have upon the values and beliefs of Christians.