Ibn Amr Spring 1

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We have had an incredible term so far where ‘fantastic’ learning has taken place! Now, students are having an exciting time creating, preparing and practising for their mini baccalaureate performance.


Our first topic this term was ratio and proportion. Children learnt how to compare two or three quantities and used bar modelling to pictorially show how to solve word problems. Children then moved on to identifying the area of a triangle by working out the base and height of a triangle. Currently, children are focusing on converting fractions to decimals and vice versa. The implementation of the Inspire approach has been transformational. Children have developed a deep understanding of mathematical skills through the concrete-pictorial-abstract approach.


Children analysed the famous play ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare. They analysed short scenes and language features. Students had many opportunities to write in role as the characters; creating monologues, diaries, letters and newspaper articles.

We then moved onto short story writing based on the Anglo- Saxons. We looked at the dreadful battles, shocking torture and outrageous punishment during this period and children wrote their own short stories.


In History this term, we are looking at Anglo Saxons! The life, culture, artefacts, battles and much more! Last week, children mapped out the British territories and influence that Anglo Saxons had.


In R.E, our topic is ‘believing and belonging’. Students identified their responsibilities and beliefs for the different groups they belong to. Children were fascinated when exploring the religious approaches of Christianity, Hinduism and Islam.


The famous ‘surrealist’ Salvador Dali evoked his dreams and hallucinations in unforgettable images. Children have been exploring the famous art movement of ‘surrealism’ where and bizarre representations and complex scenes are portrayed through the use of juxtaposition and metamorphism of real life objects.

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