We began the term by learning how to write a newspaper recount. To do this we needed to know the features, purpose and language of recounts. We researched and made notes about our selected topic, which was the sightings of the Loch Ness Monster. We learned how to create orientations, reorientations and eyewitness accounts.
The sightings of the Loch Ness Monster
Take a look at some of the children's recounts.
Classic Narrative Poetry
Later on in the term, we read and discussed the classic narrative poem 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' by Robert Browning. We analysed its rhyming scheme, learned to perform one of the stanzas using intonation, tone and expression and wrote poem reviews. We also started to investigate folktales and fairytales which leads on to our next unit in Autumn 2.
We also investigated our concept question 'Is power always a positive thing?'
What might a Hindu learn through celebrating Diwali?
We explored the teachings about good and evil in the story of Rama and Sita and learned about the importance of light in the Diwali celebrations, and how this is a symbol of good overcoming evil.
We learned how to recognise acceptable and unacceptable behaviour using technology.
We understood what computer networks do including the Internet and how they can provide multiple services.
During Mindfulness Monday, we read the story of the Colour Monster and discussed our feelings. We understand that it is normal to have different feelings and all feelings are ok. During the week, we experimented with different activities that we can try to regulate our feelings.
In Music, we followed music sessions named, 'How does music bring us together?' We learnt the song Hoedown, joined in with movement and then learnt how to accompany the song with instruments.
We will also listened to and comment on music of different types and made our own musical scores.
We sent and received a rugby ball, moved into spaces to receive passes and travelled with a rugby ball with control. We used simple tactics to outwit opponents and applied simple attacking principles in an invasion game. We evaluated and recognised our success.