Lilac Class - Term 4 - From a Railway Carriage

Our learning this term has been linked to the poem ‘From a Railway Carriage’ by Robert Louis Stevenson.

  • We enjoyed listening to the poem be performed as part of our home learning gallery
  • We have created artwork inspired by trains
  • We have learnt about the history of the railways
  • We listened to ‘The Railway Children’ before writing and acting out parts of the story
  • We have created a train themed musical composition using a variety of instruments
  • We have written poems, stories and diaries all about train journeys.

We completed our learning on poetry by writing our own poem about a train journey.  The hot task was a fantastic chance for the children to show off all of their learning. Their writing was very creative! We are using a thesaurus to discover and use some brilliant vocabulary. 

In Maths we have embraced the challenge of DIVISION. It is quite a tricky concept and we hope to revisit the method again this year. One thing that has helped us is our growing confidence with multiplication.

For the rest of the term we have been investigating fractions including; equivalent fractions (e.g. ½ and 5/10), adding fractions (1/3 + 1/3 = 2/3) and finding fractions of quantities (e.g. 1/3 of 36 = 12). We then explored the relationship between fractions and decimals. So ½ is the same as 0.5, ¾ is the same as 0.75, 4/10 is the same as 0.4 and so on…

As part of our ‘Hooked on Books’ learning we read and enjoyed ‘Charlotte’s Web’ by E.B. White.

The children created adjectives webs, alternative book covers, wrote about the characters and many more activities – as well as creating a giant spider and web!

In Computing the children learnt to edit HTML and create their own ‘Keep Calm’ posters.



Be kind, be safe, be responsible and embrace challenge