Welcome to Saplings!
The children follow the curriculum and are encouraged to be independent. This page aims to give you an insight into what the children have been up to in lesson.
This term the children in Year 3 and 4 are trying out the seesaw.me learning journals. This is a student driven, digital portfolio, that allows students to save, share and reflect on their learning with both their peers and their families.
The Spring Term 2018
Wykeham through the Ages
This term we will be looking at the history of the school as part of our Heritage Schools project. We will be finding out about who built the school, the pupils that attended and how the village has changed since the school was built. We will extend this to Wykeham in medieval times, looking at the Abbey and who lived there.
In maths we will be looking at measurements, children will be Measuring, comparing, adding and subtracting: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml). We are also going to be investigating data and how it can be represented.
In English we will continue with our exploration of Charles Dickens 'a Christmas Carol' as well as looking at various styles of poetry.
In PE we will be using the gym in Scarborough. Movement will be the focus, with the children learning gymnastics and dance style routines.
In French Year 3 going to learn the names of some fruits and express likes and dislikes about them while with Year 4 we will learn how to buy vegetables and talk about healthy and unhealthy food. After half term Year 3 are going to concentrate on expressing opinions about sport, whilst Year 4 will talk about their musical tastes.
Upcoming Trips - Spring 2018
We will be visiting the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Spring term. We will look at how plays are written, produced and performed leading up to a production of our own.
We are also visiting Barley Hall in York and investigating all things medieval.
So far this year ....
The Autumn Term
A Wonderful World
Our Autumn topic was a Wonderful World. We looked at how climate affects the plants types around the world, focusing on the United Kingdom and Africa. The children researched both areas and produced an explanation text about climate zones based on their work. We looked at the differences between the two places and how this affects the use of the land, job and production of food.
In English we produced our own class book, based on 'a school like mine' where we explored the differences in school experience between UK and African schools. Images of the African landscape were used in our art work.
During the Autumn term we investigated light , looking at how shadows are made and how light travels. During the second half term we looked at forces and friction.
In Maths we looked at place value, the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) We also explored 3D shapes, angles, parallel and perpendicular. We also looked at fractions of numbers as well as how to add and subtract fractions.
In PE we practised our ball skills for both football and hockey and after half term we travelled to Pickering for swimming lessons.
Trips and visitors - Autumn 2017
We had a visit from the NSPCC, who discussed staying safe with their 'speak out, stay safe' campaign.
Marilyn Spence, a local artist, visited the school and talked to the children about her work and what inspires her. The children then worked on their own Marilyn Spence inspired art.
The visit to the Stephen Joseph Theatre for an African Dance experience was fantastic. The children were a credit to the school.
The engineering fair was very interesting, allowing the children to find out about local jobs that involve Engineering, Science or Maths. They had great fun interacting with new technology.