We are coming towards the end of our Manchester topic now but have learned about the geographical location, the Industrial Revolution, transport through history, Manchester music and L.S.Lowry. The children have created their own Manchester books, which you will be able to view at parents' evening later this month.
Mr Halsall has worked with the children to write some beautiful Manchester poems using similes. Please visit the Writer's Corner page of this website to see two examples of their fabulous work.
Mrs Curzon, our music teacher has taught the children the song "Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs."
Finally, Fiona, a visiting art specialist, has helped the children design and make some Manchester Bee mosaics, some 3D bee sculptures and this week they have been sketching figures from L.S.Lowry's artwork.
This year we are lucky to have an Art Specialist, Fiona, working with us each week to help us with Art projects based on the topics we are studying. This half term we learned about the symbol of the Manchester Bee and have created beautiful mosaic bees and 3D sculptures, which are to be displayed around our school. We have had such fun and the results are amazing. We cannot wait to find out what we will be creating next!
Our topic in Science this half term is Animals Including Humans. So far we have used what we already know to draw a skeleton. We have since learned the common bone names and some scientific names. This week we learned about muscles and joints. Over the next few weeks we will be studying nutrition and growth.
This half term we are studying the book Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. We have used evidence from the story to build character descriptions and had great fun 'hot seating' as the author. We made predictions about the main character's likes and dislikes, based on the text. We have also examined the similarities and differences between the two settings in the story - a forest setting and a cave setting.
Over the next week or so we will be learning about synonyms, similes, expanded noun phrases, using inverted commas for direct speech and proof reading work.