Mason

Spring Term 3

Take one Picture

Paul Cezanne

Welcome back and we hope you had a wonderful time over the festive season.

This term, our topic is all called: Take one Picture, focussing on the post-impressionist artist, Paul Cezanne. We will be exploring how he used light, shadow and colour to express his thoughts and emotions as well as how breaking up his paintings into blocks of colour inspired artists such as Matisse and Picasso. In Music, we will be studying different genres of music as well as writing and performing our own compositions.

Rugby will be on Wednesday afternoon and PE with Up and Under is on Thursday; please wear your kit on these days.

Please remember to read at home and practice times tables and spellings.

Knowledge Organisers
Chatter Topics

Websites

Top Marks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Mathletics:https://login.mathletics.com/

All about Cezanne:https://kids.kiddle.co/Paul_C%C3%A9zanne

Autumn Term 2

How do we see and hear?

Welcome back, we hope you enjoyed the half term holiday.

This term, our topic is all about light, focusing on the question: How do we see and hear?  We will be learning all about how shadows are created, how to change the size of a shadow and how light travels; we will be using this knowledge to create our own Shadow Puppet Theatre at the end of term. For sound, we will explore pitch and volume and find out how to report on our findings.

PE WILL BE ON MONDAY AND THURSDAY.
Cricket will be on Monday morning and PE with Up and Under is on Thursday; please wear your kit on these days.

Please remember to read at home and practice times tables and spellings.

Knowledge organisers and overview

This term you could:

Find out who invented the phone.

Research the scientist Isaac Newton and write a fact file on him.

Make a musical instrument.

Write 10 questions for a quiz on light and sound.

Find out which animals are nocturnal and why?

Can you make a model of an eye?

Write a poem about rainbows.

Make and design your own shadow puppet theatre.

Chatter Topics

What would happen if you could hear every sound at equal volume?

Can sound travel on Mars?

Can you see the sun rise in space?

What would happen if there were two suns?

What would happen if you couldn’t see colour?

Have you had to move position because of a shadow?

Can light be separated?

How does light travel?

What would happen if we didn’t have mirrors?

Is it possible to make a rainbow?

Websites

Top Marks: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Mathletics:https://login.mathletics.com/

Information on Sound: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgffr82

Information about Light: https://kids.kiddle.co/Light

Autumn Term 1

Who were the ancient Egyptians?

This term, we are going to be finding out about the Ancient Egyptians and how they lived and what they believed in. We will also be exploring how some of their inventions helped to change the world.

PE is on Thursday and Fridays

Please remember to read at home, practise your tables and learn any new spellings.

This term you could:

Using the words Ancient Egypt, write an acrostic poem.

Choose an ancient Egyptian god or goddess and create a fact file about them.

Invent a new set of hieroglyphics and use them to write your name and the names of three others.

Write 10 questions for a quiz on Ancient Egypt.

Make a model of a pharaoh’s death mask.

Construct a pyramid using any suitable material.

Write down 10 questions you would ask Tutankhamun.

Draw a picture of Tutankhamun and write paragraphs about him.

Chatter Topics

  1. What was life like in Ancient Egypt?
  2. What did the Ancient Egyptians believe in?
  3. What did the Ancient Egyptians do in their spare time?
  4. Why is Tutankhamun so famous?
  5. Why did the Ancient Egyptians build pyramids?
  6. What did the Ancient Egyptians invent?
  7. What did the Ancient Egyptians eat?
  8. Why was the River Nile so important to the Ancient Egyptians?
  9. How did the Ancient Egyptians communicate?
  10. What is mummification and why did the Ancient Egyptians mummify the dead?

Websites

Mathletics https://www.mathletics.com/uk/

Top Marks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Maths Frame https://mathsframe.co.uk/

BBC Bitesize Ancient Egyptians https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb

Ducksters https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egypt.php

Primary Homework Help http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Egypt.html

Kids Kiddle https://kids.kiddle.co/Ancient_Egypt