TTFN Heroes and Hello Dark Side!

Our final week of our heroes topic has finished with an adventurous ending. We journeyed into a world of imagination and wrote our own original Traction Man stories,...

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Our final week of our heroes topic has finished with an adventurous ending. We journeyed into a world of imagination and wrote our own original Traction Man stories, learnt the many ways (there are 7!) to make 6 and learnt about our own local super hero Alan Turing. We’d like to thank all of our families and learners for the amazing support provided and effort made this half term to make a really positive start to the new academic year (a year unlike any other!).

When we return our new topic that we will be starting is ‘The Dark Side’ where we will be learning about dark and light through science, exploring it with our senses through poetry and art. We will also be looking at some celebrations that explore light and dark such as Bonfire Night, Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas. The guiding question of this topic is ‘Can you have light without dark?’.

In our first week back we will be learning:

English: we will be exploring fireworks through James Carter’s ‘Firework Poem’ and Emily Hayworth-Booth’s ‘The King Who Banned the Dark’ – we will also be working to create our own sensory poetry by immersing ourselves in the sounds and sights of fireworks in celebration of Bonfire Night.

Maths: Building on our work on partitioning in Autumn 1 we will move on to partitioning 7 and 8, giving children greater experience in this way of understanding number bonds and how these can be represented and explored.

Topic: We will be looking at seasonal change looking at changes in plants and the amount of light we are experiencing now.

We hope this will be a fun and exciting topic for the children! Wishing everyone a safe and restful week and looking forward to welcoming you all back soon.