Welcome to Outstanding Olives
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We have so many exciting learning adventures planned this year and what better way to go on those than as a class of Outstanding Olives. You can use this page to find useful information regarding homework; what we're learning; weekly updates and to view pictures of our learning over the term.
Our topic this half-term is 'Identity and Belonging'. To find out more about this fantastic learning adventure then please continue scrolling further down this page.
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Our topic this term is 'Identity and Belonging', and we have got an exciting line up, all based around our fantastic class book. Just like the character of our class book, we are going to spend some time in PSHE, understanding and reflecting on what makes us who we are, and the different communities we belong to.
In geography, the children will be using atlases to locate counties of the UK; describe and create models of different settlements; and use geography fieldwork to observe and present features of the local area.
In art, we will be replicating the work of Modigliani’s portrait paintings, to create our own self-portraits. In DT, we will also spend some time, designing and making our own special teddies just like Edward Tulane.
It’s going to be an exciting adventure :D!
In maths, we will be focusing on place value and addition and subtraction including money. Throughout the week, we will also be doing TT Rockstars and you can help your children improve by encouraging them to play online at home! If you need your child’s details, please come and speak to me as this is a great mathematical resource.
In science we will be learning about sound. Over the term we will explore how sounds are made; the journey of sound from our outer ear to our brain; how distance impacts the volume of a sound and exploring pitch. Throughout the term, we will be working scientifically to conduct investigations, ask questions, make predictions and observations.
In English this half-term we will be learning studying the book ‘The miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,’ and we will use these to write our own diary entries and stories. After delving into the story, and exploring it through drama we are going to spend some time constructing super sentences, identifying effective vocabulary and developing our understanding of character, plots and settings. In reading we will be retrieving and inferring information. We will be identifying how characters feel by looking for their actions.
The children will be participating in outdoor physical activity throughout the week. To accommodate this, we ask that they wear their school uniform on the top half, and sports clothing & trainers on the bottom half to school each day.