Autumn Term 2017
Welcome to Westall’s class webpage! Here you will find details of what we are/have been learning.
Throughout our first term in Westall Class, we will be learning about The Industrial Revolution. We will discover how this period shaped Britain into what it is today, whilst focusing on the infamous engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. We will employ a range of resources to find out about the past, and our findings will allow us to compare and contrast The Industrial Revolution with modern day life. This term’s topic will be closely linked to our Art and D&T work, where we will be designing and building our own working bridges.
Our Science focus will be ‘Animals Including Humans’ during which we will gain a deeper understanding of the circulatory system and the impact of our lifestyle choices, by carrying out a range of scientific investigations. This will correspond well with our Computing lessons where we will be creating a ‘Healthy Eating’ blog.
Traditional tales, and in particular, legend stories will be our area of study during Literacy. Throughout the term we will be exposed to a plethora of different legend stories and we will be re-writing a story from the perspective of another character. Recounts, explanations and cinquain poems will also be covered before we break up for Christmas.
We will continue with the new curriculum in Mathematics, which means increased expectations on all children. A ‘Maths Is Everywhere’ approach will be taken to our lessons so that children understand the importance of their learning, beyond the classroom.
In R.E. we will be learning about rules and a variety of religious codes. In addition, we will look at the impact religion has on lives, cultures and communities. We are lucky enough to have Mr Peach, a specialist brass teacher, taking our Music lessons throughout the year. This will hopefully culminate in an end of year performance. So, listen out for further updates on that!
In our outdoor P.E. sessions, we will be learning the principles of attacking and defending through football and tag rugby. Our indoor P.E. sessions will begin with a focus on Gymnastics, before beginning our preparations for the Welwyn & Hatfield Dance Festival in 2018.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school office to book a meeting.
I look forward to an exciting term, full of creative learning. Keep checking our page and twitter account to keep up with what we have been doing!
Each child has a homework folder that contains a spelling book, reading record and homework diary. These will need to be brought to school, and taken home every day. Please ensure that your child brings their homework back on time so that it can be marked and handed back to them before the next homework is set.
Each night for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Curriculum Activity (x2):
Given out on Tuesday, returned to Mr Pilsworth on Monday.
Spellings and Times Tables:
Given out on Friday, returned by Thursday.