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Lichfield's January Blog 2023



In English, we have begun studying The Journey by Francesca Sanna. This book tells the story of a family escaping tragedy, and through it we have begun discussing themes of migration, belonging and loss. In each lesson we have taken a section of the book and discussed how the characters were feeling through taking part in activities such as role on the wall, conscience alley and hot seating. We have been writing creative responses to the book and partaking in deep, thoughtful discussions about the complex themes explored within it.



In maths, we have begun learning about statistics represented in tables and timetables. We have also introduced squared, cubed, and prime numbers into our learning, as well as beginning to round decimal numbers to particular decimal places. We have combined this with our previous learning on fractions and decimals to start understanding the links and connections between different topics.



In Science, we have begun looking at forces and how these affect our lives. We began with a review of what we know about forces. We then began to study gravity and air resistance in more detail. The children used their scientific skill to set up experiments testing air resistance, water resistance and gravity. We tried running across the playground with different materials held out in front of us to test air resistance. We tried submerging different shaped materials in water to test water resistance and we dropped objects of different masses but similar sizes from a height to test gravity. The children thoroughly enjoyed creating their own experiments, even though they were getting frustrated when their predictions were not accurate.