Welcome to Olive class’ webpage! Mr Bilton is the class teacher, Mrs Curtis is the teaching assistant and Miss Harris also teaches us. We are looking forward to a very successful year!
Our topic for this term will be:
"It's time to suspend your disbelief and open your mind. We're going on a magical journey to Alchemy Island!
Can you find the gold hidden deep in the Island's mysterious landscape? The only way is to study the map, unravel the riddle and begin your adventure.
On the way, you must do all you can to learn about gold and master the ancient art of alchemy. Be creative and try to impress the Island's team of ace alchemists! Will they praise your scientific expertise?
What if there were a video game version of Alchemy Island? Could you compose a stunning soundtrack to bring this mysterious landscape to life?
You've got your map, co-ordinates and everything else you need to make your way across Alchemy Island. Don't forget to pack your imagination!
Got your suitcase ready? Then let the journey begin..."
As part of this term's topic-based learning, we will be reading Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson in our Literacy and Guided Reading sessions. The story grew out of a map that led to imaginary treasure, devised during a holiday in Scotland by Stevenson and his nephew. The tale is told by an adventurous boy, Jim Hawkins, who gets hold of a treasure map and sets off with an adult crew in search of the buried treasure. Among the crew, however, is the treacherous Long John Silver who is determined to keep the treasure for himself!
Our topic for this term is Stargazers and we will be learning about Space and the planets. We will learn about how comets are created, the names and order of the planets, how planetary bodies move and how night and day occur.
We will also be linking the topic to our English lessons through the book, “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan. Olive Class will learn about narrative writing, news reports and non-chronological reports, as well as other genres based on the book.