2017 - 2018
This term in Sun class we have been learning all about materials. We started off our topic by exploring all different kinds of messy materials and writing adjectives to describe them. In Science we have been investigating the properties of different materials. We did an experiment to find out what happened to materials when they were mixed with water. Some of us were very surprised to find out that oil just floated on top! We also had a very exciting visit from Professor Bubbleworks who showed us lots of different experiments using air. We even got to make our own slime. After his visit Sun class wrote some fantastic recounts about all the things we found out.
In English we have been reading the story ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl. We had to make up our own disgusting medicines and write a recipe. Some of them would have made us quite sick! We also did some amazing stories of our own version of the book.
This term our topic has been based around castles. We started off our topic with a castle day where we did all sort of fun activities including making bread, designing shields and making our own goblets. At the end of the day we had a ‘medieval feast’ in the hall and were entertained by jesters and gymnasts!
In English we have been learning all about fairy tales and particularly focusing on Rapunzel. We acted out the story and wrote descriptions of the characters.
In History we have been learning about the features of castles and have been ordering castles according to how old we thought they were. We were very excited when we got to visit Windsor castle and see these features in real life. We loved finding the arrow slits and murder holes!
In our DT lessons we designed and made our own castles which had to include the features we had been learning about and a moving part. We made some fantastic castles with moving drawbridges or portcullises.
This term in Sun Class our topic has been Street Detectives. We started off our topic with a fun walk around Feltham to spot different features of our town. When we got back we made our own maps of the route that we took and different features we saw.
In History we have been learning all about how Feltham high street has changed over time. We did some fantastic non-fiction writing comparing what it’s like to go shopping now and what it would have been like to go shopping seventy years ago. In English we acted out the story of ‘The Town and the Country Mouse’ and then retold it.
Our learning in Art has been focused around the artist L.S Lowry. We looked at some of his art of urban landscapes and recreated one of his paintings. Then we created our own paintings of Feltham in this style. We had some amazing works of art!
This term in Sun class we have been doing lots of work around our topic of ‘Life at Sea’. We started our topic with a visit from the RNLI. We then went on to learn about lots of different explorers such as Christopher Columbus and Captain Cook. In Geography we were busy looking at maps of the world and locating some of the places that the explorers visited.
Sun class has had great fun in our Science lessons this term! We have been investigating floating and sinking. We were trying to find out whether the material or the shape of an object affected whether it floated or sank. It was tricky to make the plasticine into a shape that would float!
In History we have also been learning about Grace Darling and how she rescued people at sea. We then planned and wrote our own rescue stories.
Sun class have been learning all sorts of things in maths. Recently we have been practising telling the time and using directional language.
Sun class are really enjoying their topic this term which is minibeasts. We were lucky enough to get a visit from the Big Bug Man. He showed us lots of different minibeasts from around the world including tarantulas, giant stick insects, scorpions and millipedes. Some of us where even brave enough to have a tarantula on our head!
In science we have been learning about food chains and life cycles. We have also been learning about microhabitats and how they are suitable for different minibeasts.
Our learning in English has been focused on poetry. We have been reading different minibeast poems and looking at their features. We are even trying to learn some off by heart.
In Art we have been learning about the artist Henri Matisse. We looked at some of his famous collages and tried to replicate them using bright contrasting colours and by thinking about what shapes to use. Then we made our own minibeast collages in the same style. We have some fantastic artists in Sun Class!