This half term’s topic is ‘The Rainforest’; the second half term will focus on ‘King Richard III’.
Our English lessons will focus on developing writing. We will look at revising grammar and punctuation and applying this effectively in our writing. We will explore character and descriptive devices as well as looking at arrange of text types such as balanced arguments, narrative, non-chronological reports and newspaper reports.
We will be using a range of texts including The Explorer by Katherine Rundell and The Secret in the Tower.
Our focus in maths for the first half term will be number – calculations and mental strategies. The second half term will look at fractions, angles and calculation problems.
Science / Geography / D&T
This half term, our topic is The Rainforest which explores physical and geographical features of the rainforest such as location, climate and threats to the rainforest. Our focus in science is Living Things and Habitats which is also closely linked to the topic.
After half term, our focus in science will be Light. We will learn about the path of light and how we see. Our D&T work will link to this to design and create our own lights.
After half term, we will begin our History focus on Richard III. We will explore the life and times of the king as well as looking at his significance to our local history.
Our RE this half term will look at science and creation, and asking whether these are complementary of contradictory. We the then look at why some people believe in God and some do not.
In PE this term, we will be focusing on football, swimming, netball and dance.
In our computing lessons we will be learning about computer systems and networks to look at how these work and we can use them to work collaboratively. We will then explore web page creation.
We expect the children to read daily and this should be recorded by adults in their Reading Log. Reading books and logs should be in school every day and logs will be checked on Mondays.
Children should also be using Times Tables Rock Stars and Spelling Shed every week to help with their spelling and mental maths. There is a spelling test and times tables test on a Friday.
Maths and English homework will be set through learning with parents.