Welcome to Outstanding Olives' class page. We are so excited to be sharing our learning journey with you this year. In this class we SPARKLE and always have lots of fun together. On our class page you will find information about the learning taking place each term. You will also find information about homework, letters and times table practice.
If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to contact me on our class email. I will try to reply as soon as possible.
We are readers & writers
In English, this half-term we are going to be writing our own folktales from different cultures, using the fabulous book, ‘The Girl who speaks Bear.’ We will continue to develop a range of sentence structures; use descriptive language and draw upon our knowledge of using dialogue. In reading, we will be exploring a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry to help us summarise, sequence, infer and retrieve information.
We are mathematicians
This half-term in maths we will be learning about symmetry. We will be completing symmetrical patterns; identifying lines of symmetry in different polygons, as well as completing polygons using given mirror lines. Following on from this, we will be solving problems involving time, and conversion between different units of time. Throughout the term, we will continue to practice our arithmetic skills. You can support at home, by encouraging your child to practice their times tables.
We are scientists
Our science topic this half term is animals including humans. We will draw upon our learning from autumn term, to help us learn about how different animals and humans depend on each other for food and energy. We will be interpreting and constructing our own food chains and food webs. To finish off our science for this year, we will be revisiting different concepts taught.
We are geographers
We will be continuing with our topic living and surviving. In geography, we will be zooming in on one of Brazil’s physical feature the Amazon Rainforest to help us learn about what life is like for people living in the Amazon. We will use our locational knowledge to identify rainforests around the world; the physical features of them, and other characteristics.
We are artists
In art this half-term we will be creating our own clay sculptures, using a range of skills. We will also be learning about printing, and will draw upon the work of Lucy Arnold for inspiration.
We are athletes
This half-term, PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Oaks) and Wednesdays and Thursdays (Olives). e will be developing our understanding of fitness by participating in range of athletic tasks. We will learn a variety of skills to support our track and field events.
We are philosophers
In PSHE we will be learning about growing and changing during RSHE and keeping safe through, drug awareness week.