Welcome to Autumn Term in Opal Class!

We hope you had a  safe and relaxing Summer break.
We have lots of exciting learning planned for this term!

English

This term we will be reading the following texts: ‘The Scarab’s Secret’ by Nick Would, ‘Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes and ‘Leon and the Place Between’ by Angela McAllister. Children will be exploring persuasive writing, diary entries, narratives and character descriptions.  Children will be developing their writing, reading and grammar skills.

Maths

In Maths, we will be focusing on place value, revisiting numbers to 100 and then looking at numbers to 1000. Following this, we will be looking at addition and subtraction using a variety of methods.

Science

Topic: Forces and Light

In science we will be learning about Forces. How things move on different surfaces, magnetism, attraction, repulsion and comparing materials.

We will look at Light and Shadows and find patterns in the way that size of shadows change. We will also learn that light is reflected from different surfaces.

History

Topic: The Tale of Tutankhamun  

Children will learn about when Ancient Egypt civilisation first began. We will investigate the culture of Ancient Egyptians, their daily lives and religious beliefs.  We will learn about their great achievements; the development of the pyramids, the Egyptian writing and number system, whether there was any slavery and about some of their most famous pharaohs. Children will read and write hieroglyphic messages.

 Geography

Children will be learning about where Egypt is located in the world using maps, atlases and globes. They will also learn about the climate in this part of the world.

 PSHE

The children will be looking at the strengths and challenges of mental health and wellbeing. We will be:

  • Celebrating achievements and setting personal goals.
  • Dealing with put-downs.
  • Exploring positive ways to deal with setbacks.