Wingham Primary School

It’s all about the children

Term 4

We have had such a busy time this term both learning at home and at school. Everyone was so excited to be all back together from the 8th March!. We have worked hard at answering our key question Are all stories true looking at both real and imaginary stories, comparing and contrasting them and discovering how they are structured.

At the start of the term we had great fun both at home and at school celebrating World Book week. Can you guess who all of the book characters are?

We were very lucky to welcome an author Claire Burgess into school who shared some of her stories with us- ‘Lottie and Dottie Sow Sunflowers’ and shared her top gardening tips in a practical workshop where we linked up with our home learning friends to all have a go at sowing some seeds of our own!

In Maths part of the term, we have been revisiting 2d and 3d shape, developing our mathematical vocabulary to describe and compare different shapes such as cube cuboid sphere cylinder cone and pyramid. We also used such shapes in our artwork. Creating our own Paul Klee inspired paintings using two of his methods of mixing tones and printing to create a ‘Separation of the Evening / Castle Under the Sun mash up!”

We have been looking at properties of materials in understanding of the world and used stories such as the three billy goats gruff and the three pigs to develop our problem solving and DT skills

We have learnt that stories are told in a range of different ways- through books, talking, songs, drama and music as well as film and TV.

We have really started to use our technology resources as part of our continuous provision and the children have quickly grasped how to use all of the equipment independently. They are using them to record stories, video their role-play and record their latest dance moves/songs.

It was great to have a virtual visit to Leeds castle and have a tour of the castle. We observed, compared and talked about the differences between homes of over 900 years ago and the facilities in our homes now. We discovered there were not any taps, flushing toilets, electricity or central heating!