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Dragonfly Class

Invasion

This autumn we will be looking at life in Britain after the Roman withdrawal, learning about Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions up to the Norman conquest. The topic includes learning about the art form of weaving and how it has developed over time. 

Subjects

Literacy - We are writing persuasive letters, based on The Day the Crayons Quit, and persuasive battle speeches, influenced by Beowulf and his fight against the dragon. 

Science - We are carrying out investigations with electrical circuits, such as how to turn lights down and which materials make the best conductors. 

Geography - We are learning about the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, comparing the contrasting climates of North and South America. 

Computing - We are programming microbits to send radio messages, act as light sensors or count steps as a pedometer.

RE - We are studying the meanings and rituals of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, then looking at the Sikh Gurparab (celebration day) for the achievements of Guru Arjan.

Music - The main focus this term, alongside our development of performance and composition skills, is a close look at the Beatles and their music.

French - Our subjects include objects to be found around the house, clothes, food, and the grammar to be able to talk about them. 

Road Trip USA 

After half-term, Dragonflies are exploring the USA, using map skills to navigate around some famous landmarks and investigating the customs and traditions of the Native American Iroquois tribe.