In our English lessons, we have started our focus on our the traditional tale 'The Three Little Pigs'. We are excited that we will be using our skills of working as authors to write our own narrative by substituting characters and settings. We have used speaking and listening skills this week such as drama, role play and hot seating to show our understanding of the story, characters feelings and develop vocabulary and oracy.
We have been lucky to participate in our new music lessons which involve brass instruments! We enjoyed exploring the instruments and having a go ourselves.
We've enjoyed diving into our Invasion project, learning about life in Britain after the Roman withdrawal and exploring the invasion timeline. We have been able to learn that during the period AD 410–1066, Britain came under attack from the Picts, Scots, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and finally the Normans and can answer questions about this period of time. We have explored significant events of the early Middle Ages and sequenced these in a timeline. We know that timelines help us to understand longer or more complex periods of time by breaking significant events or periods into smaller parts and arranging them chronologically.
In our Art project, we have been able to compare and contrast artwork from different times and cultures. We know that artists use colour in different ways to create different effects. This includes using colour to make features stand out or to create a particular mood or atmosphere. We then learned how to identify, mix and use warm and cool paint colours to evoke warmth or coolness in a painting. We know that warm colours are made using mostly reds and yellows although some warm colours such as a warm green are made using yellow and a small amount of blue. Cool colours are made using mostly yellows and blues although some cool colours such as cool purple are made using blue and a small amount of red. We identified colours used in pieces of art work and we used our knowledge of the colour wheel to create the same colours to use in our final piece of art work.
In Maths, a focus on place value has meant we've been busy with different appratus to embed our understanding.
In Science, we have started thinking about the vocabulary associated with food chains, including 'predator', 'prey', 'consumer', 'producer', 'herbivore', 'carnivore', 'omnivore' and even 'insectivore', 'frugivore' and 'piscivore'!