This term our topic is 'What makes India incredible?'
In English, we are reading Grandpa Chatterji and writing stories from a different culture. In Maths, we will be looking at a range of mental and written addition and subtraction strategies.
In Geography, we will be learning about the rich history and culture of India. We are also taking part in a Taste of India day. This includes food tasting, mehndi hand patterns, listening to bhangra music and learning a dance. There will also be an India themed lunch for the whole school.
In Science, we are learning about electricty. In Art, we will create a sketchbook page about the artist Jamini Roy and produce their own piece of work inspired by him. We are also looking at mehndi and rangoli designs. In R.E., why are answering the question 'What is it like to be a Hindu in Britain today?'
We are doing basketball n P.E. In computing, we are learning touch typing. In R.S.H.E./Jigsaw, we are 'Celebrating Differences.'
Christmas continuous line drawing
The children have practised the skill of continuous line drawing in Art. Continuous line drawings help develop hand eye coordination and encourage the artist to slow down in order to draw more precisely. The results are amazing!
In Science, we have been looking at the safe use of mains electricity. Children can find out more about electricity and how to use it safely on the Switched on Kids website.
Follow the link below:-
We have also studied the vital work of two different scientist. Garrett Morgan invented the first three-way traffic light and Maria Telkes made lots of discoveries using solar power.
Mountains in India
We have 'visited' Mount Everest using a VR headset and written postcards from the top.
'Taste of India' Day
We have had a fantastic day learning about the culture of India. The children have tasted a range of Indian food such as chickpea dahl, rice, pakoras, onion bhajis and more. They also sampled the traditional drink of lassi. We were really proud of how willing the children were to taste new things.
A huge thank you to Mrs Ghuman. The children loved their henna tattoo!
After the themed lunch, children designed their own mehndi hand patterns and learnt some bhangra moves. Below is link to the bhangra tutorial.
Young Writers' Competition
Today, we received news that five children from my class have been chosen by the Young Writer's panel for their annual competition. These poems will be published in their publication 'This is Me - Treasured Moments.
A permission letter for their work to be published has been sent home with the winning children. They have also been given a bookmark and they will recieve a certificate in assembly tomorrow.
Well done! We are so proud!