Welcome to Sherwood class!
Our Autumn 1 topic this year was 'The World Around Me'. We covered a wide range of things within this topic including looking at the geography of Cuckney and where we live, our place in the school community, the plants and wildlife in our school environment and what happens during harvest time each year.
In Autumn 2 our topic was 'Festivals of Light'. We will be finding out about some of the special times that are celebrated around the world at this time of year including bonfire night, Diwali, Hanukkah and Christmas. We will also be getting ready to perform our Christmas production Hey Ewe to you all in December (please check the school calendar for dates and times of performances).
Our Spring 1 topic this year is 'Famous Faces'. We will be learning about a range of famous people including the artist Lowry, the composers Mozart and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Grace Darling, scientists who have helped us to be able to measure the weather. We are also hoping to be able to go and visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of our work on Artists.
In Spring 2 we are learning about Knights and Castles. We will be thinking about where castles a re built, what they are made from and the jobs and roles inside them. We will also be learning about what a knights armour might be made from and designing our own coats of arms. As well as this we will be learning all about Shrove Tuesday, Lent and Easter. We are hoping to visit Leeds Royal Armouries as part of our topic work this term.
Please see the topic webs below for more detail about what is covered for each of our topics so far.
Homework this term will be phonics based activities to be completed. Children will be able to complete a task of their choice each week and return them all in their homework books before the end of the term. Children who have completed a piece each week will be entered into a draw to win a prize!
Spellings and times tables are tested on a Friday and children are moved onto the next card once they are able to spell all words correctly (including forming letters correctly) or complete all the times tables correctly. You can help your child by practicing a few of these, along with a few pages of their reading book each night.