Autumn Christmas Term:
This term, our topic is revolving around food, specifically food from all around the world.
In English, the first few weeks is based on 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe'. Weekly grammar lessons will still take place and the children will eventually plan and write their own version of the story, changing the characters, settings and events.
Maths is moving on from place value and the number system to look at fractions, decimals and percentages. The children will begin looking at the relationship between the three of them, such as equivalent fractions and decimals, and move on to adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing fractions and finding fractions or percentages of amounts. In the final few weeks of term, the children will look at measure and angles.
Our topic this term will include Geography, DT, Art and Science:
In Geography, the children will learn about countries around the world and the foods that they produce, using atlases and laptops to aid their research. Our first introduction to Art this year will focus on Rembrandt and his paintings of food. The children will use a variety of different resources to emulate his paintings such as charcoal, paints and pencils. Finally, in Science, the children will be looking at reversible and irreversible changes; this will be done through experiments and analysis of these experiments.
Towards Christmas, there will be more Christmas themed activities to get us in the mood for the festive holidays!
Our Science topic this term is about reversible and irreversible changes. Today, the children were given the task of creating a reversible change. First, they had to find a way, using a variety of materials, of separating all the different items in the cup (seeds, rice, sugar, paper clips, paper).
It took a while but, eventually, almost all the groups managed to separate each individual item. In order for the change to be reversible, we had to be able to return the item to its original state so the children simply poured the items back into the cup and they'd completed the experiment!
Well done for a fun afternoon of learning and scientific facts!
Autumn Term 1:
At the start of this year, our topic relates to kingdoms and our main subjects are English, Maths, History, Geography, ICT, French, Music, RE and PE.
In English, the topic from next week will centre around Michael Morpurgo's 'Beowulf' novel. Weekly grammar lessons will take place and our main focus area to begin with is on word classes and sentence types/structure.
During the first half-term, the focus in Maths revolves around the number system and how it works, progressing from place value, such as the value of numbers, to the four main calculation strategies of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Throughout all of these areas, the children will be exposed to problem solving that will test their knowledge and stretch their logical thinking. The homework will consolidate this and not aim to expose to the children to concepts they haven't already covered.
In Geography, the children are looking more closely at Great Britain, focusing on the counties that we are divided up into; the capital cities in England, Wales and Scotland; areas of interest, such as the lake district; and contentious issues, such as fracking, helping them formulate informed opinions.
In History, our main focus is the Anglo-Saxons and the detail surrounding where they came from and their lifestyles; this will link to our Beowulf topic in English.
ICT will centre around data handling; the children will learn how to use Excel, input data and produce graphs leading to them being able to analyse the data they have produced and produce questions.
Please check back to this page for more updates as the term progresses.