Beat Band Boogie

This half term our new topic is called ‘Beat Band Boogie!’, which is very music and science based.  We will investigate how sound is made and look at a range of instruments to see how they are played.  We will also be looking into different ways to make music e.g. using pots and pans or nature walks.

During our Literacy sessions, we will be focusing on Poems and Nursery Rhymes to look at the pattern of language and the pulse/beat of rhymes.  We are particularly focusing on ‘The Grand Old Duke of York’ and we will produce group news reports interviewing the Duke and his soldiers.  Further literacy sessions will then go onto narrative writing, where Class 5 will learn about ‘Peter and the Wolf’ and Class 6 ‘The Steadfast Tin Soldier’.

Our maths sessions will introduce multiplication and division, where we will learn new methods of drawing arrays and using sharing circles.  The Maths Calculation Policy can be found on our website, if you wish to look at this in more detail.