Welcome to the Amber Class page.
In Amber Class, we focus heavily on learning through our topic and class books. In the Summer 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 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation. We will be developing these aspects of our writing and then using our skills when writing non-fiction material (starting with newspaper reports) and fiction with our own stories about Barney and the Dump. We will continue looking at ways we can edit & improve our written work.
Throughout the term, the children will be concentrating on fractions before looking at measures (time) and geometry. Children will again 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 continue their biological studies. Living Things & Habitats will continue as well as developing ourselves as Scientists by enhancing the ways we think scientifically and ensuring that investigations we design are fair.
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 practicing our Athletics skills in the run up to Sports Day and Town Sports.
Much of our creative work will be linked to Schools Fest and the theme of 'Anniversaries'. Children will research the decade of 2000's and look at the great summer block-buster movies released in those years. We will then create our own 'stylised' versions of the promotional artwork. 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.