It's been great to have all of the children back in class this week after the Christmas break. We also welcome back Miss Wallis and Mr Hunt who are with us again until the February half term.
Since we've been back, we've been busy making a start on our spring term topics. In English, we are looking at a book called 'How to Invent' and read a text all about Louis Braille. We will be using this text as a model to write our own 'Inventor's Portfolios'. In maths, we revisited factors and factor pairs to consolidate our learning here, and moved onto how to multiply a number by 10. Next week, we will look at multiplying by 100 and dividing by 10 and 100. We have started our new history topic of 'Anglo-Saxons and Scots'. In our first lesson, we learnt about how we know about the Anglo-Saxons considering the fact that not much was written down at the time. We discovered what artefacts are, and also had some great discussions about the reliability of evidence and what bias is. When I asked the children how future historians might find out about life in 2023, we realised our legacy might be online and through artefacts including phones and tablets! Next week, we will be starting our new science topic on 'Light' as well as looking at the meaning of community in our Life Skills lesson, plus much more.
Today's pictures come from our Art lesson this afternoon where we used compasses to create some lovely geometric flower pictures.
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