In English the book we are reading is How to Train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. Throughout this topic we will examine both fiction and non fiction texts. We will explore different features of texts and knowing how to identify these features to understand text type.
Children will read every day with a member of staff and will have a set of spellings to learn each week. Children will be given opportunities for extended writing not only in English lessons but also throughout the curriculum.
In maths this term we are looking at multiplication and division, learning how to use both mental and written methods. We will then move on to learning about money. Children will continually develop their arithmetic skills building up their confidence with speed and accuracy.
Our Science topic this term is ‘Properties and Changes of Materials’ it will teach children about different materials, their uses and their properties, as well as dissolving, separating mixtures and irreversible changes. The children will sort and classify objects according to their properties. They will explore the properties of materials to find the most suitable material for different purposes. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate the best thermal insulator to make a lunch box, making predictions and forming conclusions. Furthermore, they will have chance to find the best electrical conductor, in the context of making floodlights brighter. They will have the opportunity to work in a hands-on way to explore dissolving, identifying the different variables in their own investigations. They will find out about different ways to separate mixtures of materials, using filtering, sieving and evaporating.
In French our next unit builds on the content covered we covered last term. We will introduce days of the week, colours and numbers 11-20. As children learn more numbers and colours, it will enable them to start describing objects around them. Children will be introduced to the French names for a selection of countries. We will look at likes and dislikes and this will enable children to start giving their opinions in French.
In PSHE we are focussing on ‘Managing Emotions’ and will be looking more in depth at the Zones of Regulation. We have a twice daily zones check in, encouraging the children to recognise which zone they are in and even what emotion they are feeling. The work we will be doing this term will allow children to explore their emotions and also help them develop strategies to help them maintain their place in the ‘Green Zone’.
In History this term we are learning about the Vikings. This builds upon and extends our knowledge from the Anglo-Saxon topic. We will be looking at how Vikings were represented throughout history and how far the primary and secondary sources support this. Children will be able to draw their own conclusions to whether they believe the Vikings were really vicious and be able to justify their answers.
Our Art topic will be focussing on Andy Warhol and the Pop Art movement. Children will learn about why this movement was important, learn about Andy Warhol as an artist and be able to produce some art work in the same style he was famous for.
Miss Robinson and Miss Forster
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