SSShh.. What’s that noise? A bash? A Crash? A shake, a rattle or a low, base hum? Which do you prefer….? An acoustic singer or a booming brass band? A solitary voice singing sweetly and quietly or a magnificent choir lifting the roof?
Take out your ear plugs as you journey through the valley of sound and find out about instruments, the sounds they make and the sounds which they produce. Discover how sounds are made and which will travel the furthest.
Can you write a number one hit? Be sure to stand up straight, warm up your voice and sing your heart out.
When your performance is done, sit back and listen to calming classical melodies, a soothing lullaby or your favourite boy band ballad!
Can you hear me over there? Or do I need to TALK MORE LOUDLY?
In Maths this term children will focus our learning on the following skills:
This term we will be linking our topic Playlist to our literacy learning through the study of our class book the classic, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. Children will be learning the components of a good story and start to recognise alternative genres and how writing changes to adapt to these.
Our grammar, punctuation and spelling learning will focus on the following skills:
This term we are focusing our learning on sound. Children will test different sounds to investigate how sounds travel and which travels furthest. Children will also be conducting various investigations to see which materials block sounds and will even have the chance to design their own ear muffs.
Specifically we will look at how to:
We will be learning about artists, architects and designers throughout history. The children will look at the work of known artists such as Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky and will conduct comparative studies.
Examine music through time:
We will take part in swimming daily for the first 3 weeks. Following swimming we will focus on competitive games. Modified versions of:
We will investigate whether information found online is true. We will generate a checklist to follow when using the web, including double or triple-checking the same ‘fact’ on trusted websites. We will make a ‘class suggestions’ display of trusted and useful websites that might help with the project.
In French we will continue to learn numbers, colours, greetings and the names of classroom objects.