Elm Class - Term 3 - Vehicles

WOW what a term of learning! To quote Henry Ford: “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” You all certainly did that in our Science and DT learning. You worked well together as a team to investigate, design and make a moving toy vehicle. In addition, you shared all your learning well with your families at our TLCs.

In English, we had a lot of fun with adventure stories. Mrs Armitage is an eccentric character and comes up with lots of strange plans. The story was written by Quentin Blake. The children came up with some great ideas for alternative endings and a sequel to the story. In our learning we have focused on sequencing a story, sentence openers and adjectives.

The children solved division and fractions questions using the bar method. This has been a great method to visualise the calculation. They have used their knowledge of the inverse to check their working out with addition and subtraction. In addition, the children had lots of fun measuring all sorts of things around the classroom.

Also, in History, we learnt about vehicles and researched Henry Ford as an influential entrepreneur. In Science, we investigated what would be the best material for a wheel and looked at the properties of different materials. We made our own moving vehicles suitable for Mrs Armitage. We put our road safety learning into practice when we walked to St Andrew’s Church on Monday. In RE, we have learnt about the patron saints on the UK. In art, the children have painted some fabulous vehicles. In art, we sketched and painted Mrs Armitage in the style of Quentin Blake himself. Come and look at them on display.



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