This year, reading will be taught as a whole-class lesson. We will be using the same text to answer comprehension and inferential questions.
In writing, the children will be using the mentioned books as stimulus to write a variety of genres. There will also be stand-alone spelling, grammar and handwriting lessons during the week.
We will start the year with writing based on “The Nowhere Emporium”.
We will also look at war poetry linked to our reading sessions and topic work.
Due to restrictions we will be sending reading books out on Monday to return Friday and then on Friday to return on Monday.
No planners will be sent home at this time.
Please ensure your child reads regularly at home.
This term Maths’ lessons will consist of: place value of numbers to 1,000,000 and negative numbers. The children will be using larger numbers when calculating with the four operations. They will learn properties of numbers including factors, multiples, primes, squares and cubes. This will then lead on to calculating with fractions. The children will then learn about coordinates, the four quadrants, translations and reflections.
It is important that the children continue to play TTRockstars to keep their skills sharp. Homework will be set using mymaths.co.uk.
During this term our Science sessions will be about the circulatory system, including the functions of the heart. We will look at the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on our bodies. We will also be leaning about electricity: the effects of voltages, comparing variations in components and recognising symbols.
Our main topic this term is World War II and The Battle of Britain. We will learn about how this was a significant turning point in British history. We will then look at the experiences of children who were evacuated and how the war affected people and life in Britain. Throughout the topic we will use our mapping skills to find about how land usage has changed over time.
Our DT project will be to design and create a model spitfire. Linked to our Science, we will be constructing torches. In art we will be developing our painting skills in drawing still life images.
This term we are learning about the importance of secure password, cracking codes and the history of computers.
Our lessons in music will be about recognising different styles. This will lead to us creating an improvised piece of music.
During the term, we will be learning about Jewish values and the importance of Moses. We will also compare narratives of Christmas.
In French, we will revisit key vocabulary associated with the weather and seasons. We will work towards holding a simple conversation of at least 4-5 exchanges.
Our PSHCE sessions will be about families and friendships; recognising and managing pressure; respecting ourselves and others.
The children’s P.E. session will be on a Friday. This term there will be a focus on Football and Netball. Due to the current situation, please ensure your child comes into school wearing their named PE kit on these days.
English, Maths and Spelling homework will be given out weekly which will be set online via Class Dojo. Reading at home should be daily. Mrs Isherwood has set the children a reading challenge. There is the chance to have afternoon tea with her.
At this moment in time we are unable to allow visitors or parents on the school site. If you have any queries or concerns please contact the school office or if you need to contact me you can do this via Class Dojo or by leaving a message with the school office.