Welcome to the Amber Class page.
In Amber Class, we focus heavily on learning through our topic and class books. In the Autumn term, we are reading Stig of the Dump (written by Clive King) and using this to help with our fiction and non-fictional writing in class. Our topic (The Stone Age) is also used to help inspire our writing later in the term.
Topic: The Stone Age
Children will learn about what life during the Stone Age, including the animals of the time, the clothing worn and tools developed & used and will construct a timeline of events. Children will create their own fact sheets about the period and create their own model dwellings.
This half term, we will be focusing on descriptive writing and using various techniques to keep the imagination of the reader stimulated. We will be developing these aspects of our writing and then using our skills when writing our own fictional texts, focusing on the description of settings. We will continue looking at ways we can edit & improve our written work.
Throughout the term, the children will be concentrating on Place Value before looking at Addition and Subtraction. Children will learn techniques to answer questions on these areas and will also be asked to solve problems and to justify their reasoning. They will also work on mental arithmetic and times tables recall with daily mental maths sessions
In Science, the children will be looking at light. We will consider the properties of materials and how much light they let through and consider why light is so important.
In P.E. the children will be enhancing their throwing and catching skills and using these in game-situations, predominantly through Cricket, Rounders and Rugby. We will also be working towards completing a 'Daily Mile' using the new Active Audlem pathway.
Much of our creative work will be linked to our topic where we will be recreating Stone Age art. In Design & Technology, children will design and build their own Stone Age dwelling.
In computing, we will continue to develop our programming by, focusing initially on how to debug different programs that we have written or that have been written by other people. We will also use ICT to display and present our work in various formats.