Mr Dixon

Term 3

Thank you to everyone who came to watch our class assembly. We hope you enjoyed watching it as much as we did performing it. The children worked extremely hard to learn their lines and showed fantastic confidence in reading them. Well done to everyone – we hope ‘Walking on Lava’ isn’t stuck in your head for too long!

For Maths, we have been learning about shapes – in particular different types of quadrilaterals and triangles. We were challenged to build and describe a robot using all the different quadrilaterals and came up with some fantastic designs!

We had some Hindu visitors come into school to teach us about Hindu festivals, traditional clothing and religious-inspired art. It was a fantastic morning and some of us even managed to try on the clothes!

During Children’s Mental Health week, we used British Sign Language to sign the letters of the alphabet and say our own name. It was a great new skill to learn and we all left proud of ourselves for learning something completely new for the first time. See if the children can teach you your name!

Term 2

In Maths we have been learning about the area and perimeter of shapes. We’ve been conducting lots of investigations, working out the areas and perimeters of all different types of shapes. We first practised on our whiteboards using squares, before moving on to just using the lengths of the edges to help us with our calculations.

Term 1

To start off our Egyptian topic, we became archaeologist and dug through sand to find some ancient Egyptian artefacts, using brushes to take extra care. We discussed what we thought each object was used for and then used iPads to find out what they really were.

This term, we have been learning about Ancient Egyptians and looking at the process of mummification. We has lots of fun acting out the process with some of us playing the mummy and others the embalmers! Then, we used tomatoes to perform our very own mummification process – we will be looking at them in two weeks’ time to see how well they have been preserved.