Welcome to Mrs Seagrove’s Class Page
What you will need for the Autumn Term …
ALL ITEMS brought into school should be NAMED please!!
- Pencil case — ruler, pencils, rubber, blue or black ink pen, spare cartridges, colouring pencils/felt-tip pens
- School bag
- Sports Kit
- Swimming Kit
- Coat (navy gloves, navy hat, navy scarf and welly boots — some items are available from the School Uniform Shop)
Autumn Term 2020
Notices for Parents:
Could anyone wanting to lead a workshop, share experiences or artefacts related to topics, please let Mrs Seagrove know via your child’s message book.
Please ensure your child does not bring toys etc. into school unless it is for a prearranged event i.e a scheduled ‘Show and Share’.
Autumn Term Topics
‘Arts through the Ages– is the theme for our annual events i.e. theme days, Expressive Arts Spectacular, whole school play etc. The children will be honing their thinking skills and focusing on what can be done at a local, national and global level through assemblies, class activities and whole school events.
We will be focusing on mental well-being and positive relationships during the term. The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown is an unprecedented situation in modern times. It is hard to gauge the full impact that the situation is having on children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. We will be building up confidence, settling into a routine, rediscovering the joy of learning through being reflective, creative, imaginative and having fun! Fantastic elastic brain by JoAnn Deak; After the Fall – how Humpty Dumpty got back up again by Dan Sanat and The Dot by Peter Reynolds are some of the examples of texts we will be using for discussion points.
Fiction: Significant authors: Philip Pullman
We will be using Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights to study different types of sentences and expanded noun phrases. Children will design a dæmon for a friend and compare the book and film openings. Clockwork by Philip Pullman will when be explored to then inspire children to write both graphic novel and film script versions.
The children will read and discuss two personal recounts, in 1st & 3rd person respectively: The Day of Ahmed’s Secret by Florence Parry Heide and Judith Heide Gilliland in addition to Hurricane by David Wiesner. They will be able to identify features of recounts and study adverbials, use of commas and perfect verb forms. This will culminate in the children working in groups to create a sequel to Hurricane using the grammar they have studied.
Poetry: Narrative poetry
The children will use the narrative poem The Highwayman written by Alfred Noyes to identify features that poets use for effect. They will study the use of historical language, adverbials and relative clauses to add details. The children will learn part of the poem by heart, compare it to other poems and write a new ending.
I will taking Miss Seagrove’s class in Art, Science and Maths
This half term we will be studying the artist L. S. Lowry by exploring varying grades of pencils and shading in various tones. We will try to create movement in stick figures in the style of Lowry. We will then move on to study his industrial scenes and finish by working in groups to create a large scene.
This half term we will be looking at properties and changes of materials
We will discover that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution
We will use our knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating
We will demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes
We will explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning.
This term we will be focusing on:
· Place Value of numbers, including decimals
· Rounding numbers
· Column addition and subtraction
· Multiplication and division
Topic – Geographical Skills
The difference between the UK, GB and the British Isles
The children will be exploring the differences through honing their map reading skills, using grid references, studying major cities, rivers and regional landmarks.
The children will study the physical geography of mountains and mountain ranges, their formation, some famous expeditions and also mountain biodiversity. They will create a range of representations, including mountain models, a class world map and a freeze-frame drama that will culminate in a Mountain Exhibition for other children to view.
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Why not try these activities at home:
Why not watch His Dark Materials season 1 on iplayer? This is a superb BBC production of Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights- the first book in his trilogy. In November season two based on The Subtle Knife – the second book – is being broadcasted in November on BBC 1.
Has a number of interactive games that you can select from which will test your knowledge of various elements of British Isles.