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Autumn Term


Our English work over the first half term was based on the author Roald Dahl and his amazing books. We started by learning all about Roald Dahl’s life (from childhood to the time of his death) and then went on to read and carry out work based on ‘The Enormous Crocodile’, ‘The Twits’ and ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’.  To support the children’s learning we went on an exciting visit to the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden where the children had the opportunity to explore Roald Dahl’s writing hut and to take part in a literacy workshop in Miss Honey’s classroom. They also went on a village trail to explore some of the locations that inspired Roald Dahl when writing his stories.

In our History lessons this term the children learnt about how life changed throughout The Stone Age, The Bronze Age and The Iron Age and as part of this topic we had a visit from Queen Boudicca who, through the use of replica artefacts and costume, taught us about what life was like as a Celt and her battle against the Romans.

In November the children visited our local Tesco store to take part in their ‘Farm to Fork’ workshop where they carried out research to find out which countries different fruit and vegetables come from.  This linked very well to our Geography topic where we had been learning about different countries and oceans and how (and why) temperatures differ around the world.  We also tried some unusual fruit and made our own mini pizzas while we were there!

Towards the end of term the children in Year 3 and 4 worked extremely hard to learn lines, songs and actions for our Christmas show ‘Christmas Around the World’. For this we learnt about the Christmas traditions of different countries and sang songs from these countries. They put on an excellent show!   


Spring Term


This term kicked off with a pantomime when we were visited by the Looking Glass Theatre Company for a performance of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. This was thoroughly enjoyed by the children who participated fully as audience members – oh yes they did!

In February we had a visit from a Roman armourer who helped us with our learning in History. Through the activities carried out during this session the children learnt about the weapons, armour and battle tactics used by the Roman Army as well as the different reasons why people joined the army. This visit led to some excellent writing in our English lessons where the children wrote diary entries as Roman soldiers.

Science Day took place during this term and the children had great fun investigating the best way to rescue a character from a block of ice.  They tried wrapping the ice up, putting it in the sunshine and pouring warm water over it to find out how to melt the ice in the quickest way possible.

Unfortunately, due to the snow this term, the children were unable to go on their planned trip to Chedworth Roman Villa, however we are pleased to say that this has been re-scheduled for the Summer term. 


Summer Term


For information on the coming term, upcoming topics, along with homework expectations, please consult our curriculum newsletters.


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