Maths: During Spring term we continue our study of multiplication and division. We work using money in calculations and will explore using tally charts, reading pictograms and bar charts. Measures and perimeter and fractions end the term. To support maths at home please complete 10 minute daily sessions on our TTRockstars app at home. This is vital to practice times tables, speeding the your child’s mental maths skills. Additional tasks will be set on My Maths
To access – search My Maths.
Login username : Marlfields password : square124
Then login to your child’s learning area with their personal logins.
English: We begin with an adventure story, followed by a unit of work focusing on how to write formal and informal letters. As we move through the term we will focus on the book, ‘When the Giant Stirred’ by Celia Godkin. This will link well to our volcanoes topic. We will also write diaries focusing on Pompeii.
Reading: In school we use ‘Pathways to Reading scheme’ focusing on several texts. We will complete ‘The Ice Palace’, followed by ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. These texts will be used to explore a range of reading skills from basic decoding words and vocabulary exploration to inference and prediction.
Spelling: We focus on suffixes, especially ed and ly endings. These will be learnt at home weekly. Please practice spellings at home, each set focuses on a particular rule or pattern. Those pupils who completed spelling home tasks last term made significant progress. Some pupils will be asked to complete individual programmes of spelling using Nessy or our phonic linked programme.
Science: Our first unit of work focuses on forces, with lots of practical investigations. Our second topic explores magnetism.
Our Wider Curriculum
History/ Geography: Pupils will explore the location of tectonic plate boundaries around the world. They will complete research about countries near to these. We learn about different types of volcanoes and consider why people would live in such dangerous areas such as Pompeii, which we will focus on researching and record findings writing our own diaries.
Art : Our art sessions pupils will research the volcanic artwork of two-three famous artists; Nick Rowland, Margaret Godfrey and Andy Warhol. Pupils will use these pieces as stimuli for their own work.
P.E: PE sessions cover skills needed for ball games such as Tag Rugby. Pupils will learn the importance of teamwork and good attitudes to how to be a team player.
Computing: We will cover two themes ‘Inputs and Outputs’ followed by Email. We will also use digital resources in class to support the wider curriculum.
Music: During lessons we explore a range of different musical genres, including reggae. Pupils will learn to play simple tunes on glockenspiels, working together in preparation for the group music lessons in Year 4.
PSHCE: We explore two aspects of living in the wider world; laws, rights and responsibilities and setting goals. We continue our work on My Happy Minds and continue to build our learning skills through our Skills Builder work in all lessons.
French: Having enjoyed our French speaking learning how to do simple greeting and making simple statements in conversation, we continue this term looking at learning how to follow instructions and learning numbers and how to order in a café in France.
World Religions: We explore Islam and then, the topic of Life’s Journey.
Home Tasks: Home tasks will be set on Google classroom and daily tables practice through our TTRockstars app. My Maths home tasks will be used to embed our learning in school. Daily reading with your child is vital. If they are not enjoying a book, they can swap it likewise, if they keep bringing home the same title please encourage a change, letting us know they are doing so.