Welcome back to what is sure to be yet another very busy term for Ahlberg class. I hope you had a lovely and very relaxing Easter break. Our topic this term is 'Local History and Welwyn Village'. We are going to learn all about how our local area has changed over the years. We will look at pictures of the local area from the past as well as explore how the architecture and buildings shape our area, such as the Welwyn Viaduct.
In our maths lessons the children will be covering all 5 blocks from the curriculum. This will involve lots of problem solving and reasoning. In support of our maths lessons the children have access to Doodlemaths which they can use to answer daily questions and earn stars.
In our english lessons we will be focusing on adventure stories, persuasive writing, building our vocabulary, learning about a poet during our poetry appreciation unit and we will explore the book 'Grandpa's Great Escape', by David Walliams in our take one book topic. Where possible, our english topics will link with other areas of the curriculum.
Our science topics this term are 'Electricity and Magnetism' and 'Living things and their habitats'. In our first topic the children will learn how to construct and name a simple circuit, understand the use of switches and recognise common conductors. In our second topic after half term the children will identify living things in the local and wider environments and recognise how environments change and how this can pose danger to living things.
During geography lesson we will explore our local area in more detail. The children will learn how to use symbols and keys to build knowledge of the UK, identify how Welwyn Village has changed over time and use primary and secondary sources of geographical interest such as maps and photographs.
Our art lessons will take us on a journey through photography. The children will learn all about the works of 2 photographers and they will have the chance to take photos of our local area and use editing tools to make changes to their pictures.
These are just a few of our many subjects that we will be covering this term. To see more, take a look at our curriculum leaflet lower down the page.
Please continue to support your children to become independent and reflective learners. Remind them that homework must be in on time every time and of our EPOW (Every Piece of Work) matters pledge.
If you have any queries please do pop in and see me at the end of the day or arrange an appointment via the school office.
Homework is given out on Tuesdays and Fridays.
It is also vitally important to read every night and practise times tables as the children are tested every Friday morning.
Over the Easter holidays, the children were set a homework task to learn about their local area. Here are just a few of the presentations made by the children.