The Weird and Wonderful
Welcome back to the Summer Term from Mrs Bagnall and Mrs Morris, your class teachers in Onyx class. Mrs Bagnall teaches on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Mrs Morris teaches on Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Pike also works alongside the children in class, helping them with their activities and learning.
Our topic for the Summer term is ‘The Weird and Wonderful Victorians’ and we have a lot of exciting learning and activities to look forward to.
We started the year learning about the famous Victorian inventor, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. This term we will learn all about daily life in the era in which he lived. The children will learn about Victorian schools, homes, clothes, holidays, transport, food and much more! We are also very excited to be visiting Sevington Victorian School during term 5. The culmination of the year’s learning will happen in term 6 when we will visit Brunel’s famous flagship- the SS Great Britain.
In Writing, the children will continue to work on handwriting, punctuation, spelling and grammar . We will be doing some personal recount writing in the form of diary entries, postcards and news writing. We will link this to our topic as we travel back in time. We will also continue to develop our comprehension skills in reading by asking and answering questions about what we have read.
In Maths, we will consolidate our calculation skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be learning about money and measurement. We will use these skills to help us solve reasoning problems.
In Science, we will be learning about plants. We will be doing some planting and taking part in experiments to find out what a healthy plant needs to grow. We will also learn about the different parts of a plant.
How long ago was the Victorian era?
What do you know about Queen Victoria?
What were schools like in the Victorian era?
What were homes like?
Where did they go on holiday?
What clothes did they wear?
What was transport like?