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Spring 1

in Spring 1

 

English- Wonderscape 

Maths - Decimals & Percentages 

Science - Living Things & Habitats 

History- Crime & Punishment 

Design Technology- Mechanisms  

Computing - Online Safety 

Physical Education -  Dance & Gymnastics 

Religious Education - Is it better to express your religion in art and architecture or charity and generosity? 

French - Family 

Music -  Classroom Jazz 

Value - Aspiration 

Learner attitude - Curious Questioner 

Monday 7th February 2022 - Friday 11th February 2022

In History, we shared what we had learned from our Crime and Punishment workshop. We thoughts about how prisoners were punished, the role of the warden and what we could learn from prison artefacts. 

 

Monday 31st February 2022 - Friday 4th February 2022

 

 

In science this week, we learned all about Carl Linnaeus and his system for classifying all living things.

We created quizzes for other teams to complete to test their knowledge.

This week we took part in a Crime and Punishment workshop.

We became prison wardens and learned all about their roles, wages, how they would make prisioners work and prison routines.

Did you know that prisioners were made to complete pointless tasks like moving rocks or digging and then filling holes!!

We looked at photographs and artefacts and even had a go at some of the punishments. 

Monday 24th January 2022 - Friday 28th January 2022

 

This week, we have continued reading our epic adventure Wonderscape and have written all about the inspirational, historical figures that are trapped in the game. Some of the heroes include Tomoe Gozen, Valentina Tereshkova, Cleopatra, Isaac Newton, and Albert Einstein.

 

In history, we jumped back into the Tudor times to see how terrible they really were with their crimes and punishments. We also learned all about people being accused of witchcraft and investigated the Salem witch trials.

 

On Friday, we had our first VPJS Vocabulary Day.

Our challenge was to dress as a word and then to guess what others were dressed at.

We took part in a vocabulary mascot competition, made word themed games and created class dictionaries of our words.

 

Some of our favourite class words include tranquil, voyager, camouflage, barbarian, angellic, gravity, and sophisticated.

 

Monday 17th January 2022- Friday 14th January 2022

This week we have enjoyed learning about the gruesome crimes and punishments in the Anglo-Saxon times. We learned all about the Wergild form of paying victims, how villages would have to come together to catch a criminal and the rather unfair trial by ordeals.

 

In science, we learned all about classifying animals and created classification tables to sort different animals.

We had to think carefully about the questions we were asking to make sure they were scientific!

 

 

Monday 10th January 2022 - Friday 14th January 2022

 

This week, we have started reading our WONDERful new text 'Wonderscape'.

When Arthur, Ren and Cecily investigate a mysterious explosion on their way to school, they find themselves trapped aboard The Principia - a scientific research ship sailing through hazardous waters, captained by one Isaac Newton.

Lost in the year 2473 in the Wonderscape, an epic in-reality adventure game, they must call on the help of some unlikely historical heroes, to play their way home before time runs out.

 

We have met the characters Arthur, Ren & Cecily and joined them on the start of their adventure into the Wonderscape.

We have created user guides for the Wonderscape game to help the Wanderers (players) understand how to play.

Have a look at some of our fantastic guides below.

 

Thursday 6th January 2022 - Friday 7th January 2022

Happy New Year!

A fantastic start to the new term. We have started our new history topic 'Crime and Punishment' and have developed our translation and reflection skills in maths.

 

In English, we looked at poems by William Blake and Maya Angelou.

We analysed the poem and shared our opinions and thoughts about the messages within the poems.

We then had a poetry performance challenge where we had to choose one of the poems to perform as a group.

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