We are Colorado Cool Cats!
Our topic this half term is Groovy Greeks.
We started the half term with a theatre performance about Perseus and Medusa. Just some of the things we are going to be learning about are life in Ancient Greece, the olympics and The Battle of Marathon. We are also going to be creating our own Greek mythical creatures out of wire and modroc.
In science, we are learning all about the circulatory system. Maths this half term is all about fractions and we are writing spooky narratives based on a short film called 'Alma'.
Our topic for the second half of the Autumn term looked at The Slave Trade and how this affected hundreds of thousands people and its influence on today. We learnt about Henry 'Box' Brown who escaped to freedom in 1849; we used his story to influence our writing.
We have also had a geography focus this half of term, learning all about navigation and climate zones.
In PSHE, we've been looking at how the media influences us, particularly with food adverts and labels and how images in the media do not always reflect reality. We've also looked at positive role models.
In Colorado Class, we read 3 times a week and write a gist sentence in our planners about what we have read. This is reviewed on Friday mornings.
We also play 3 games on Spelling Shed and 5 games on TimesTable Rockstars. This is due to be done by Monday morning and is re-set every Monday afternoon.
During Autumn 1, our topic was 'Digging Up The Past' where we studied the Stone Age to the Iron Age learning all about the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods of pre-historic time. We really enjoyed studying cave art and created our own inside our own caves as well as having a go at being hunter-gatherers.
In English, we used Jurassic World as a writing stimulus. We created narratives focusing on suspense and wrote a news report about the dinosaurs that escaped.
We have had a busy half of term with the Year 6s completing their level 2 Bikeability course and Year 5s going on residential to Herd Farm.
During Black History Week, we were really proud of our collage artwork of the first African-American woman in Space, Mae Jemison.