Welcome back! Most of our lessons this term will focus on the Bowes Museum. It is such an iconic building with an incredible story. We are so lucky to have such a beautiful building right on our door step!
In the first half term we will be reading our own class book on the Bowes Museum. We will be writing all about John and Josephine Bowes and their lives. We will write a biography on the founders, write letters from one to the other, newspaper reports from the opening day and much more! In the second half term we will be learning all about poetry and writing our own different types of poems. We will look at famous poems like “In Flanders Field”, onomatopoeia poems using our senses and focus on the brilliant work of Michael Rosen.
We are starting off with the basics in maths, spending a lot of time on number and place value, moving onto addition and subtraction in the second half term. We are following the Teaching for Mastery approach which will further develop our reasoning and problem solving skills.
In the first half term we are looking at the work of John Dunlop and his work inventing tyres. In the second half term we will be looking at Everyday Materials.
We will be learning all about the history of the Bowes Museum and the John and Josephine story. We will find out who built the museum and why as well as why it was built in Barnard Castle. The children will also get the opportunity to visit the Bowes Museum.
We will be studying the geography of our local area this term. We will focus on using maps to find routes around Barnard Castle and mapping out the grounds of the Bowes Museum. We will also study the human and physical features of Barnard Castle.
We will be looking at the significance of light in religions. In the first half term we will be studying Hinduism and looking at the festival of Diwali. In the second half term we will learn why light is important to Christians at Christmas time.
In art, we will focus on improving our drawing skills by taking part in a whole school “big draw”. We will also create 3D sculptures of birds based on work of Paul Harvey.
In DT we are going to design and create a Christmas stocking using a running stitch.