BFGs – Summer 2

Maths

To begin the term, we continued to learn about algebra. The children learned how to identify unknown quantities using a given formula and are now also able to solve word problems linked to algebra by writing the problems in an algebraic expression.

Our final topic for the year was 3-D shapes. The class discussed the properties of 3-D shapes and created nets by identifying the 2-D shapes which made up their faces.

English

Our final novel in English was Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz. The children enjoyed reading the book and demonstrated a strong understanding throughout. The novel presented the class with several writing opportunities including a diary entry, a character description and a persuasive text.

For each of these, the children made sure to include the text-specific features and content. 

Science and PSHCE

Our science and PSHCE topics linked together this term as they were both about healthy lifestyles. The children learned and discussed how to live a healthy lifestyle and gave opinions on what a healthy lifestyle included. We also learned about drugs and alcohol. The children understand what drugs are and were able to identify the importance of certain drugs like medicines as well as the dangers of taking illegal drugs or taking too much of anything.

R.E.

In R.E., we focused on the religion of Islam. We learned about the word interpretation and how people can sometimes misinterpret something that they have seen, heard or read. The class learned about the concept of Lesser Jihad and how it allows people to defend themselves as long as it does not hurt innocent people. When given different scenarios, children were able to identify whether they were following the rules of Lesser Jihad or not.

Computing

In computing, the children have learned about networks. They were able to look up definitions for the internet and the world wide web and could explain how they are different from one another.

P.E.

The children have continued to work on skills linked to striking and field games and have learned the rules to rounders. Through different game situations the children improved their throwing, catching and running ability. They also built their teamwork and communication skills while becoming more tactically aware as they practised the game more often.

History

In History, we have continued to learn about the Battle of Britain. The children studied sources of information to speculate how Britain won the battle. We then looked at the reasons more closely before the children selected which factors they felt were most important in Britain’s victory and explaining their reasoning.

Kingswood

At the start of July, the class went on their 3 day residential trip to Kingswood in North Wales. For many of the children, it was the first time they had stayed somewhere away from their parents. All the children enjoyed the experience and the independence. During the days, we took part in a range of activities, including Jacob’s Ladder, the Leap of Faith, orienteering, bouldering. The activities helped to improve the children’s confidence and teamwork skills before they move onto High School.

 

Music

Our BFG’s have used a variety of ways in which to play and compose music.

We have used the music games within www.classicsforkids.com , The composition tools in Purple Mash, The Blob Opera, Google Chrome Music Lab and the glockenspiels.  

Useful Dates

May
20
Mon
3:15 pm Choir Rehearsal
Choir Rehearsal
May 20 @ 3:15 pm – 3:55 pm
Choir Rehearsal
from Monday 11 September and then every week to the end of the academic year [excluding holidays]
3:15 pm Y1 & Y2 Football Club
Y1 & Y2 Football Club
May 20 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Y1 & Y2 Football Club
from Monday 22 April and then every week until Monday 20 May
May
21
Tue
all-day Summer Term Swimming
Summer Term Swimming
May 21 all-day
Summer Term Swimming
Year 3 will be swimming this term starting on Tuesday 16 April and every Tuesday thereafter until Tuesday 02 July
9:30 am Y2 Mosque Visit
Y2 Mosque Visit
May 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Y2 Mosque Visit
on Tuesday 21 May the Year 2 class will be visiting the Ghausia Mosque in Burnley
May
22
Wed
8:35 am Parent/Carer Stay & Read Sessions
Parent/Carer Stay & Read Sessions
May 22 @ 8:35 am – 9:00 am
Parent/Carer Stay & Read Sessions
starting Wednesday 17 January from 8.35am to 9.00am in the classroom and weekly thereafter
May
23
Thu
3:30 pm PASTA Family Club
PASTA Family Club
May 23 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
PASTA Family Club
from Thursday 25 April and then every week until Thursday 23 May
May
24
Fri
3:15 pm May Holiday
May Holiday
May 24 @ 3:15 pm
May Holiday
on Friday 24 May at 3.15pm school closes for the May half-term holiday
3:15 pm Y4 Y5 & Y6 Dodgeball Club
Y4 Y5 & Y6 Dodgeball Club
May 24 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Y4 Y5 & Y6 Dodgeball Club
from Friday 26 April and then every week until Friday 24 May

Contact

Oxford Road, Burnley BB11 3HP

Tel: 01282 437277

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