Pangolins

Class Teachers: Mrs J Hachani

During terms 1 and 2, our theme will be Out of Africa!

As geographers,we will explore the wonderful and diverse continent of Africa.

As historians,we will investigate what life was like in Ancient Egypt.

As writers,we will use a range of stories to inspire our own narratives, as well as creating non-chronological reports and newspaper articles.

As scientists, we will learn how plants grow and reproduce and investigate forces and magnets.

As artists and designers, we will use printmaking and sewing skills to create bags featuring African patterns.

End of Term 1

What a fantastically busy and fun term we’ve had in Pangolins class with our exciting ‘Out of Africa’ topic! We’ve learned all about the geography of this rich, vibrant and diverse continent, using our compass skills to locate its different countries and exploring its different regions. We’ve also used our new sewing skills in DT to create fabulous bags, each featuring a unique African-themed design, inspired by our own outdoor environment. I’m also so proud of the amazing home learning completed by the children – such wonderful creations to show off!

On top of all this, we have been fortunate to have the brilliant Mrs Schollick visiting us each Friday morning to teach us music. She has taught all of the children about tempo, rhythm, pulse and pitch, as well as teaching all of us how to play the fife (including me!). The progress that children have made in learning to play this instrument is so impressive already – well done, everybody!

Next term, we continue our ‘Out of Africa’ topic, moving our focus from geography to history! We kick off our exciting ‘Ancient Egypt’ topic with an exciting ‘Egyptology Day’ on Friday, 8th November, when we will be spending all day as historians and archaeologists, exploring the wonders of Ancient Egyptian civilisation.

We are also excited to share all of our fantastic learning with you in our sharing assembly on Friday, 29th November. Thank you for all of your continued support.