Oak Autumn 2
How We Used To Live – Then & Now
This half-term Oak class will be exploring the past and comparing lives in Victorian times to lives now.
In English we will be creating non chronological reports based on our research about the Victorians. We will also be producing narrative writing inspired by the work of Charles Dickens. We will be studying a classic novel, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, in depth.
We will be working on our mental and written multiplication and division skills. We will be looking at 3D shapes, naming them and identifying their properties. We will be using time to solve problems. We will begin to develop a deeper understanding of fractions and decimals.
In History, we will look at at what life was like at home and school during the Victorian period. We will compare the lives of children and adults then with now. We will link these studies to our research from last half term, looking at the technological advances in the era and how products were used. We will find out if the Victorians used any reduce, reuse or recycle approaches. We will link our History work to our English lessons and our Art projects.
We are going to focus on famous artists and art movements from the Victorian period. We will be focusing on Georges Seurat and William Morris. We will create art work inspired by these two artists. We will be making traditional Victorian Christmas cards and decorations.
We are developing our performance skills this half term. We will taking part in ukulele lessons with More Music and we will be developing our singing skills when we rehearse for our Christmas production.
This half term we are developing our gymnastic skills. We will be creating single person, partner and small group balances. We will be looking at transitions between movements and how we can travel gymnastically!
Oak Team are really looking forward to another fun and action packed half term in our class!
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