Happy New Year!
We hope that you have all had a wonderful Christmas and a well deserved rest.
This half term we will be travelling back in time to the 1960’s where we will be discovering what it was like living in the 1960’s. We will be learning about the importance of The Beatles in popular culture and how they have influenced music through to modern day.
Through our mantle, we will be travelling back in time to when The Beatles wrote ‘All You Need is Love’. ‘All You Need Is Love’ was written by John Lennon especially for ‘Our World’, the world’s first televised satellite link-up between 25 countries worldwide. The BBC had suggested the idea of using new satellite relays to connect the national television networks of countries across the world, to make a live link-up on a scale previously unknown. The Beatles were the natural choice to represent Britain, and they decided to compose a new song especially for the broadcast. We will become a team of experts working for the BBC to transmit the song by the Beatles across the world.
We will also be learning about Mary Quant and her influence on fashion and design.
As part of our 1960s topic, we will be looking at pop art and the work of Andy Warhol and James Rosenquist.
This half term we will be learning about rocks and fossils. We will be comparing and grouping together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties. We will be describing in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock.
PE will continue to be on alternate Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure PE kits are brought into school on a Monday and then taken home on a Friday. PE kits should include plain coloured shorts and jogging bottoms, white or navy t-shirt, trainers and a plain sweatshirt. Please make sure these are clearly named as things can get mixed up whilst getting changed!
We will be using the forest school every other Wednesday. We will be going out in all weather, so please make sure kits include plenty of layers (Water proof coats and trousers, jogging bottoms, jumper, gloves and hat. Please no jeans, as these can be uncomfortable if they get wet) Again, make sure kits are clearly labelled.
We will change books once a week and children can take home a book to enjoy. Please make sure book bags are in school every day. It is lovely to read your comments in reading diaries, even if we don’t respond, we always read them!
We are looking forward to another busy half term. Our time travel topic is going to be an exciting one, so if you have anything from the 1960’s that we might be interested in, please let us know!
As always, if you have any worries or questions, please let us know.
Mrs Humphreys, Mrs McTweed and Mrs Ryan
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