Welcome to Jet Class
Teacher: Miss Green
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Smallwood
Summer Curriculum Map: Our Restless Earth
W/C 4th November 2019
Jet class have had a great first week back! It seems everyone had a fantastic half term and we were all very excited to talk about our favourite carnival floats and the things we got up to during our week off.
This week in maths we have moved onto multiplication and division, looking at the relationship between inverse operations and how to find factors and multiples of numbers. In English, we have been exploring scripts, identifying their features and having a go at some drama using stage directions! Hopefully, we will move on to writing our own scripts next week.
Additionally, we started our new art topic (watercolour landscapes). We critiqued the world-famous artist Vincent Van Gogh, famous for his oil and watercolour paintings. We evaluated his 'Landscape with Bridge' painting using content, form, process and mood. We were all very excited to find our new PE topic is netball! We practised different types of passes such as bounce, shoulder and chest pass and discussed when we would use them in a game! We will put these skills to good use next week!
W/C 7th October 2019
This week in Jet class we have been writing diary entries from Howard Carter's perspective in 1922, the day he found the first steps leading to Tutankhamun's tomb. We discussed who should get the credit for this incredible find: Howard Carter, who was in charge of the excavation, Lord Carnarvon who paid for the excavation, or the little boy, who found the first step.
In science we looked at the life cycle of an amphibian. We practised note-taking skills as we compared the differences between the life cycle of a frog and the life cycle of a mammal. In PE we took part in the skipping workshop, where we practised different skipping techniques such as the cross-over, which a few of us have now mastered! Resilience has also been a theme in Jet class this week, we discussed the importance of never giving up, which was very helpful in our cross country run!
W/C 30th September 2019
This week in Jet class, we have been building on previous knowledge in maths to subtract 5 digit numbers and apply our knowledge to solve tricky word problems. In English, we have followed the story of Howard Carter's discovery of King Tutankhamun. We have discussed how he would have felt after years of searching for the world-famous King.
In science, we have been discussing the life cycle of a mammal and how they develop from an embryo to adulthood. We discussed the different gestation periods mammals have and Charlie came up with the hypothesis that the bigger the mammal, the longer the gestation period. We are going to research over the weekend to see if he is right!
W/C 23rd September 2019
This week in Jet class we have begun our new topic in maths, applying our knowledge and methods of addition to 5 digit numbers and representing these calculations in different ways. In English, we made our first attempt at writing a recount, inspired by a video about an Egyptian themed roller-coaster ride. We have edited our work and hope to use our edits to inform our next write up.
Our exploration into the Egyptians is in full swing! In DT we have been exploring the different things architects and designers need to consider when designing a building. Next week, we will link this to our Egyptian topic, exploring structure of the pyramids. In history we have created a timeline of key ancient Egyptian events and discussed the meaning of chronology and how we order events that happened BC.