We are Golden and we SPARKLE
Welcome to Marvellous Magnolias' Class Page!
Welcome to the Marvellous Magnolias' class page. We are so excited to continue this Marvellous learning journey and look forward to sharing all of our wondering learning experiences with you. On this page, you will find information about the learning that is taking place each term, information about homework, letters and other exciting updates.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on the class email which you can find below, and I will aim to respond within the working week.
Magnolias' class page 2022.23
We are writers
In our writing lessons, we have a ‘Whoddunnit?’ theme – trying to solve the mystery of where Salim disappeared to! We will be using The London Eye Mystery to write newspaper reports about his disappearance and then writing our own mystery stories! We will practice using relative clauses, changing sentence structure, using appropriate vocabulary and parentheses.
We are readers
In our shared reading lessons, we will be developing our skills by reading and understanding texts across a range of genres - both fiction and non-fiction. Our main focus will be on understanding vocabulary and improving our inference and retrieval skills.
We are mathematicians
In our maths lessons this half-term, we will be learning about scaling problems, using multiplication and division. Then, moving onto calculating with decimal fractions.
We will be building on decimal and fraction knowledge that has been learnt in previous years and continue to improve our fluidity when converting between decimals and fractions.
We are Geographers, Designers, Scientists and athletes
In Geography we are learning all about Mountains - looking at their features, location in the world and comparing mountains of different continents.
Our DT lessons will have a focus on Textiles, where we will use felt and blanket stitch to design, make and evaluate a stuffed toy!
In science, our topic is Materials, during this we will be trying to use our learning to answer the Big Question: How can materials be changed reversibly and irreversibly??
Our PE lessons will be based on target games and we will also be swimming this half term! So don't forget your kits :)
We are mathematicians...
This half term in Maths the children will be learning about angles and their properties. They will learn that obtuse angles are between 90 and 180 degrees and a reflex angle is more than 180 degrees. Following on from this, the children will be able to practice converting between units of measurement, including metres to centimetres and litres to millilitres. Throughout the term, we will continue to practice our arithmetic skills.
We are writers...
In English this half term, we will be studying the book ‘The Last Wild’. We will use this as inspiration to write a magazine article all about recycling and how important it is for our environment. Following on from this, we will be writing persuasive letters all about our environment, ensuring to use key persuasive writing features.
We are scientists...
Our focus for this half term is ‘Animals, including humans’. Each week, we will be developing our scientific knowledge and enquiry skills, being able to answer our big question: Why and how does a human change over time? Children will be learning all about the different stages of development – from babies to old age!
We are geographers...
In Geography, our topic focuses on our local area – Bestwood! The children will be exploring and researching Bestwood and its features, from how it has changed over the years, to comparing it to a rural location. Towards the end of the term, the children will be going on a fieldtrip around Bestwood conducting field work.
We are artists...
In Art, the children will be exploring sculpture, painting and printing. The two artists which will be key for their learning are Joan Miro and Peter Thorpe. During our sculpture topic, the children will be creating a bust of Medusa using only recycled items. Towards the end of the term the children will be creating a combined piece of art incorporating printing and painting, using printing ink and watercolour.
We are philosophers...
In PSHE we will be learning about growing and changing during RSHE and keeping safe.