Reading will be taught as a whole-class lesson. We will be using When we were Warriors to answer comprehension and inferential questions.
In writing, the children will be using Letters from the Lighthouse as stimulus to write a variety of genres: missing person’s report, character descriptions, diary entry, newspaper report and a recount. There will also be stand-alone spelling, grammar and handwriting lessons during the week.
We will also look at war poetry linked to our reading sessions and topic work.
Please ensure your child reads regularly at home as it is one of the best ways to improve their writing.
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 projects will be to design and create an air-raid shelter. Linked to our Science, we will be constructing torches. In art we will begin by looking at still life artists and then produce our own composition that conveys a meaning.
This term we are learning about the importance of secure passwords, cracking codes and the history of computers. We also link this to our Wider Curriculum lessons.
Our lessons in music will be developing melodic musical phrases, concentrating on how music can bring us together.
During the term, we will be learning about what different religions believe in resurrection, life after death and forgiveness. These lessons will be taught by staff from Eaton Bank every fortnight to support transition.
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.
In our PSHCE sessions will be learning about how our brains work and how they react to different emotions. We will also learn about our strengths and how to develop these.
The children’s P.E. session will be aim to be on a Thursday afternoon. This term there will be a focus on Football and Netball. Your child will need a PE kit in every day, as we sometimes have extra PE sessions and timetable changes.
English, Maths and Spelling homework will be given out weekly which will be set online via Google Classroom. Reading at home should be at least 5 times a week and recorded in planners.
If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the school office. If you need to contact either of us, you can do this via Class Dojo. Please bear in mind that we will not be able to answer your messages until after the end of the school day. This is due to our teaching commitments.