Our text for the term is ‘The Butterfly Lion’ by Michael Morpurgo. This is a fantastic story about a special friendship between Bertie and his white lion.
We will be writing a variety of fiction and non-fiction text types this half term, including a non-chronological report, a setting description and a diary.
This term we will be covering topics including multiplication, place value, rounding, roman numerals, fractions, decimals and time. We will be focusing on learning the 11 and 12 times tables and their related division facts, in addition to recapping prior multiplication and division facts.
We will be working to cover the objectives:
Our physics unit on sound will teach us all about how sounds are created and heard. We will be looking at:
- How sounds are made by different instruments
- How we hear sounds via the ear
- How to change to volume of sounds
- How to change the pitch of sounds
In this exciting unit we will be learning about:
- Explaining when and where the Vikings came from and why they raided Britain
- Comparing the significance of Anglo-Saxon kings during the Viking period.
- Explaining who King Ethelred II was and say when and why Danegeld was introduced.
- Identify and explain key aspects of Viking life
- Explaining how the last Anglo-Saxon kings shaped Britain.
We will be continuing to learn the vocabulary for our topic 'Food' this half term. We will be looking at using the vocabulary for different foods in French and building up our conversation skills to ask what people like to eat.
Our art learning is based on Viking Portraits.
Children will practise drawing using tone, texture and perspective.
They will draw using pencils as well as creating a piece art based on Lucian Freud.
Our topic 'One World' focuses on living in the wider world. We will be following the life and experiences of a fictional character from Malawi, comparing her life to ours. We will be learning to understand experiences around the world and how we can help to make the world a better place and to be a good global citizen.
This half term we will be learning how to use spreadsheets on Purple Mash. We will be learning how to use formulas and format cells, to use graphing tools to represent data, to apply to real life situations for budgeting and how to use place value correctly.
In music this term, the children will be following the Charanga Music Scheme based around the rap song “Stop”. The children will be composing their own rap verses on anti-bullying to fit into the song and then rehearse and perform the song as a class.
In Wednesdays session we will be completing a dance unit. Pupils will gain inspiration from a range of stimuli, working individually, in pairs and small groups. Pupils think about how to use movement to explore and communicate ideas and issues, and their own feelings and thoughts, whilst developing confidence in performing.