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Spring Term 1

Our enquiry question this term is: 'How has crime and punishment changed throughout time?'

Please find our enquiry mat below with key vocabulary, a useful timeline and some key concepts that you might like to research at home.

Please keep checking back on this page to see our learning journey throughout this term.

Creating our own virtual gallery in Sketchup


In Computing this term, we have created our own virtual galleries in Sketchup - a CAD design program. The children have loved learning how to make 3D buildings, adding furniture to their designs and art work.

Great work Honeybees!


Samba dancing in PE

We have thoroughly enjoyed learning how to dance in the style of Brazillian carnival dancers. We have learnt the steps to a Samba dance and then applied these to our own choreography within our group dances. 

Retrieval, retrieval, retrieval - what can we remember?


At Wyberton, our curriculum is specially designed to encourage our children to know more and remember more. Our lessons include plenty of opportunities for us to retrieve our knowledge. This may be through questioning, quizzes, drawing diagrams, playing games... the list is endless!


Here are some examples of brilliant retrieval seen this week in Science and in History.

The retrieval quiz in History was based on our enquiry in Term One! How impressive is it that the children have remembered so many important facts?


In Science, we recalled the names of the parts of a flowering plant following on from our dissection lesson in the previous week. Followed by a wonderfully creative story from the point of view of a honeybee carrying out its duty to pollinate other flowers.


Keep up the good work Honeybees!

Do we throw things away too easily?


Our Key Stage assembly this week focussed on the question, 'do we throw things away too easily?' In our class assembly, we discussed this question in more depth and formulated our own opinions. The majority of us said yes but agreed that one of the reasons why we do is because we are not skilled or trained in how to fix certain items. We then spoke about how or curriculum at Wyberton will teach us some of the skills needed to fix broken items including sewing in DT.

What do you think? Do we throw things away too easily?


We would love for you to come and add your thoughts to our class display outside our cloakroom.


Inspired by the illustrator Charles Keeping


We have been inspired by the powerful illustrations within 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes. The wonderfully talented illustrator, Charles Keeping, who also illustrated the entire works of Charles Dickens, won the Kate Greenaway Medal from the Library Association for the best children's book illustration of the year and it is clear to see why!


Inspired by this talented artist, the Honeybees have been developing their pencil skills and learning how to create different effects with varying pencil grades. How stunning are their first few sketches?


'The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees...'


This term, the Honeybees have been reading the illustrated version of 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes.

In our Reading and English lessons, we have delved deeper in to the characters of Tim, Bess and The Highwayman by gathering vocabulary and writing character descriptions, we have created zones of relevance for language to describe the setting and discussed the powerful similes and metaphors used by the poet.      

We have learnt the meaning of so many new words - the learning opportunities this poem brings are endless! The children are busy drafting their own poems in the style of The Highwayman and we cannot wait to share these with you!


Developing our choreography skills in PE


This term, the Honeybees are learning the art of Samba dancing! In our first lesson, we learnt some basic Samba steps which we then applied to our group dances. Lots of creativity was seen and there were smiles all round as we added dance scarves and ribbons to our routines!


Kicking off the term with dissecting flowers in Science!