In our maths lessons this term, we will cover the following:
- Rounding within 100,000
- Negative numbers
- Roman Numerals
- Formal written methods for addition and subtraction
- Estimating, rounding and using the inverse for addition and subtraction
- Formal written methods for multiplication (long multiplication) and division (bus-stop)
- Statistics - drawing and interpreting graphs and tables
- Fractions, decimals and percentages
- Geometry - angles, position and direction
We also have an arithmetic lesson a week and continue to test our times tables knowledge with a 2-minute weekly test. Remember to go on TT Rockstars at home.
This term, we are basing our reading, writing and grammar lessons on the historic, adventure novel, "Secrets of a Sun King" written by Emma Carroll. This novel has been chosen to link with our History topic of "Ancient Egypt". The main character Lil discovers a mysterious package that was sent to her Grandad and embarks on a journey accompanied by two of her friends to return it to Egypt.
We will write a number of different texts, such as: a biography, a non-chronological report, a letter, instructions, a balanced argument and a first person narrative.
This term, we will cover the topics: "Earth and Space" and "Forces".
In our Earth and Space topic, we will cover the following questions:
- What do we know about the shape of the objects in the solar system?
- What are the planets in our solar system?
- What way do the planets in our solar system move?
- How do day and night occur?
- How does the moon move?
In our Forces topic, we will cover the following learning questions:
- Can I identify forces acting on object?
- Can I explore the effects of gravity and how it was discovered?
- Can I explore the effects or air resistance?
- Can I explore the effects of water resistance?
- Can I explore the effects of friction?
Our topic this half-term is "Ancient Egypt" and we have linked our English, Art and DT learning to this exciting topic. We will cover the following:
- Who were the ancient Egyptians?
- What was life like in Ancient Egypt?
- Who was Tutankhamun?
- What is the Ancient Egyptian ritual of mummification?
- What did the Ancient Egyptians believe in?
- Why were the pyramids significant?
We have planned an Ancient Egyptian Enrichment Day, during which we will have two online workshop delivered by Birmingham Museum.
During our Art lessons, we focusing on developing our painting skills, linking the work we produce to our history topic of Ancient Egypt. We will continue to use our sketch books to develop our ideas, develop colour pallets and choose the correct tools and techniques suited to the task and to achieve the desired effect. During lessons, we will analyse tomb paintings, create our own tomb painting, practice hieroglyphics, create an Eyptian crown multi-media piece.
Our computing topic is Databases. In this topic, we will learn different ways to search databases to find infoatirmon and answer quizzes. Using 2Investigate, the children will work with a partner to create their own topic database and then create a quiz for another class member to answer.
We will continue to learn the guitar on a Thursday afternoon with Mr Bolton.
We will continue our swimming lessons on a Friday morning and will ne completing a "Dance" topic with Mrs Towlson on a Tuesday. Our theme for dance is "Dance by Chance" and will incorporate the children working in partners to develop, rehearse and improve a dance sequences taking into consideration: actions, dynamic and tempo.
Our new French topic is "Le Corps" (the body). The children will learning the body parts and role play visiting a doctor through a range of speaking, listening, writing and reading activities. They will continue to use their personal French dictionaries to spell words in French and construct sentence with increased accuracy,
Our learning topic in PSHE is, "Diverse Britain". We will:
- learn about the range of faiths and ethnicities in our nation and identify ways of showing respect to all people.
- explain what a community is and what it means to belong to one.
- explain why and how laws are made and identify what might happen if laws are broken.
- discuss the terms democracy and human rights in relation to local and national government.
- investigate what charities and voluntary groups do and how they support the community