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Riddlesden St Mary

Our Autumn Term 1 Journey

 English

We have thoroughly enjoyed our daily English lessons where children have had the opportunity to demonstrate reading, writing and spoken English skills. We have used our key text, Rose Blanche, to develop editing and redrafting skills. Watch this space for examples of writing that will show how children have developed complex authorial techniques, in the context of our main text as well as others.

Maths

In Maths, children have risen to challenges and used their learning powers to complete daily tasks based on fluency, reasoning, problem-solving and greater depth investigations.  It has been our goal to ensure all children have the opportunity to tackle a variety of tasks to deepen their learning in preparation for SATS.

Science

The Electricity unit this term has been designed to build upon the knowledge children have retained from previous years.  Our key scientists have been introduced so please do encourage children to find out more about the works of William Kamkwamba and Michael Faraday. Watch out for pictures of children's torches and Air-raid shelters (DT links).

Wider Curriculum

The children are being immersed in our WW2 History topic, looking at the impact of WW2,  developing enquiry skills and studying evidence,  In music, children are appraising WW2 music and learning to play the guitar. (View our Gallery  to learn more.)In Spanish, we have been  revisiting greetings /holding simple conversations, learning painting techniques used by WW2 artists in Art and developing coding skills to construct a workable program using a timer on PurpleMash. In Values, we are learning about Martin Luther King and whether respect is earned or given. In R,E, our enquiry is how can we make Keighley a more respectful place. Children have enjoyed sharing their own experiences of faith, looking at similarities and differences in our community. We have also looked at what this might mean for those who have no faith.