War of the Worlds
Throughout this half term, we will be further developing our reading and writing skills in Literacy. We will be focusing on the genre science fiction and basing our learning around the Eurydice Project and War of The Worlds by H.G.Wells.
During this unit, we will be writing for a range of formal purposes, which will involve journalistic writing. The children are currently writing a news broadcast to inform the public that the Comet Eurydice will imminently impact with Earth. They are working in role as news reporters to create the broadcast, thinking about their choice of language; appropriate vocabulary to the context; and sentences for effect. The children will then use our radio station to broadcast the news around Stoneyholme. Stay tuned for transmission...
The children will continue to work at a greater depth in number and non-number skills. They are currently mastering place value knowledge, working with numbers up to 10 million.
By the end of the term, we are expecting an alien invasion in Year 6! The children will be using recycled materials to create their own spaceships. Stay tuned to await the arrival...
As part of Design Technology this half term, we have been designing and making our own structures using recycled materials. We have evaluated the work of others, designed a structure in groups, made it using cardboard and newspaper and evaluated our own work to suggests improvements for the future.