Welcome to the Edith May page
On this page you will find details of the homework and spellings that will be set for the class. You will also find homework help in the form of grammar and mathematics prompts.
We will also make sure that we regularly put on photographs so that you can keep up to date with all the exciting things that we are doing.
We hope you enjoy looking at our page and our work!
We placed eggs in plain, salty and half-and-half water to see what would happen. The children made links to floating in the salt-rich Dead Sea. Fabulous!
Learning that we start counting at the birth of Christ - the year of our Lord, and that BC years go backwards numerically.
The investigation into how liquids affect teeth threw up some surprises: Pepsi appeared to be better for teeth than fruit juice! Also, the milk seemed to make the egg shells stronger!
Making insightful inferences as they investigate artefacts.
We learned about Victorian living and had a thoroughly enjoyable and immersive experience. You won't miss the gem we discovered, tucked away - the children's inner actors put on such a splendid performances.
Poring over the exciting artefacts at the main house ...
We have been learning about nutrition - different types of foods, what the nutrients do for us, and how different living things need different amounts of nutrients. We ended this half term having uncovered the delightful mysteries of the digestive system. It’s extraordinary how enthusiastic the children were about trying to model this.
Understanding our number system is fundamental to the development of most numerical maths skills. So we started the term playing lots of Place Value games. We have gone on to learn the formal column method of adding and subtracting. It’s great to hear the children discuss problems by referring back to those place value games.
In Geography, we’ve been learning map skills. This culminated in a fabulous whole-keystage joint project in which we drew a map of our school, found natural and man-made features and added them to our maps, and used four-figure grid references to describe the location of various 'pots of treasure’. It was as if they were channeling Indiana Jones!
In English, we have been learning about fables and we’ve just finished writing a fable. Some of the children were able to finish ‘publishing’ their story in the form of a book.
For more information about what we will be getting up to, please look at our class topic web
in the curriculum section of the website.