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Autumn Term


English Newspaper Writing. We wrote news articles based around the story we are using to inspire our writing. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

D&T- Our bridges

The children were tasked with designing and making bridges using only a certain set of materials. Cardboard, paper, glue, tape and string. The bridge had to be able to hold at least the weight of a school glue stick. Some worked well and some didn't but we explained all in our product evaluations.


The children had a go at playing the old Mayan ball game of Pok-ta-Pok! Needless to say, we found it very tricky using only our elbows, tummies and knees to move the ball around the pitch!

D&T How to make one piece of paper into a bridge!

In groups the children were given the task of  creating a bridge from one piece of paper, that must be able to hold the weight of a glue stick.

Different ways of seed dispersal- Science

Children worked in threes to create a poster detailing the different ways, different plants disperse their seeds.     


Guess Who? Frida Kahlo inspired portraits

Using reverse transfer, the children created colourful portraits inspired by the artist Frida Kahlo. 

I am a number! Maths

Children were given a number card and were asked to round themselves to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 or 10000.

Becoming Edward Tulane- Drama in English

For the children to really embody the character- they must become him. The children stepped into his shoes and acted out key events in the story so far.

Our trip around America!

For our sparkly start, we grabbed our passports and flew to different countries in America. We studied their flags, read about their population and spoken languages and found out its capital city. As well as, some really great facts.