Hogwarts – Summer 2


This term in English we have looked at the legend of The Mousehole Cat. We explored how the author describes the storm that is stopping the town from fishing and wrote our own version of the story from a different character’s point of view as well as a poem. We also hot seated a character from the story and tried to imagine how he would answer the questions based on what we knew of the character.


We have focused of properties of shape this term. We have learnt: how to identify acute, obtuse, and right angles, what parallel and perpendicular lines are, how to identify different types of triangles and quadrilaterals and how to describe their properties. Finally, we have been learning how to find and plot co-ordinates on a grid.


I science we went to Towneley Park to hunt invertebrates there and explore their habitats. We have looked at how gradual and sudden change can effect animals and plant and researched an endangered animal.


We have continued to look at Vikings this term and focused on the Anglo-Saxon King, King Alfred the Great. We investigated why he was called the Great and found out about how he was able to create a treaty with the Vikings and created the Danelaw giving them land and preventing them from invading more of Britain. We also investigated why Vikings had horns on their helmets and were shocked to find out it is a myth made up for costumes in an opera.


We finished our towers this term. We tested them to see which could best deal with the tilt test, testing the structure of our tower, and made sure the electrical circuit and switch worked to turn the light on. We then evaluated our structures and though about how we might improve them if we were to build them again.


In PE we have been practicing more of our gymnastics skills and working on creating a dance to go with our English story. We thought about the storm in our story of The Mousehole Cat and how we could tell the story using movement.


In RE we have been investigating why churches are so important to Christians and if they need to go to church to show they are Christian. We explored what things Christians may do in a church and what the bible says about praying in private and in public.


This term we have looked at how to say “I know how to…” and “I don’t know how to..” in Spanish and add in the Spanish verbs we know how to say and write complete sentences. We have also learnt “y” (and) and “pero” (but) and included these to make longer sentences.


This half term we have used the computers to create and increase our knowledge of music. We have used the Chrome Music Lab Song Maker to look at scales, chords, rhythm and tempo. They we used ‘Incredibox’ which builds up a mix using beat, effects, melodies and voices. We dragged and dropped each symbol to experiment and compose our own music creations.

Useful Dates

3:15 pm Dance Club
Dance Club
Dec 1 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Dance Club
from Friday 08 September and then every week until Friday 24 November
6:45 pm Christmas Concert 2023
Christmas Concert 2023
Dec 1 @ 6:45 pm
Christmas Concert 2023
on Friday 01 December the choir will be performing at St Catherine’s Church Christmas Concert starting at 6.45pm to 8.15pm, if staying to the end to 9.15pm
3:15 pm Choir Rehearsal
Choir Rehearsal
Dec 4 @ 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 Fundamental Games
Y1 & Y2 Fundamental Games
Dec 4 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Y1 & Y2 Fundamental Games
from Monday 06 November and then every week until Monday 18 December
all-day Autumn Term Swimming
Autumn Term Swimming
Dec 5 all-day
Autumn Term Swimming
Year 5 will be swimming this term starting on Tuesday 05 September and every Tuesday thereafter until Tuesday 05 December
3:15 pm Y3 & Y4 Tennis Club
Y3 & Y4 Tennis Club
Dec 5 @ 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Y3 & Y4 Tennis Club
from Tuesday 07 November and then every week until Tuesday 19 December
all-day Vision Test
Vision Test
Dec 6 all-day
Vision Test
on Wednesday 06 December, the school nurse will be on site to see the Reception children that have not been ‘opted out’ for the test


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