This half term we continuing to read the thought provoking ‘Bill’s New Frock’ written by Anne Fine.
One morning, almost as if in a dream, Billy wakes up to find that he has turned into a girl! His mother casually dresses him in a pink dress and sends him off to school, where he realizes how differently girls are treated. A unique story that will serve as a springboard for discussions.
All of our writing this term is going to be based around this story. We will be writing character descriptions, diary entries, narrative settings, playscripts.
We will be focusing on the following areas this term:
A big push on learning times tables for rapid recall – x8 and x6 multiplication tables and related division facts.
- Written calculations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
- Introduction to column addition and column subtraction of 2 and 3 digit numbers.
- Solving problems using all 4 operations
- Measuring mass and capacity
- Naming and describing 3d shapes.
- Telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes
Theme – Spain and Catalonia
Theme is a Geography based unit Spain and Catalonia. We are compared Spain with the UK and Catalonia with the region that we live in. We are looking at the human and physical geography of both regions, their climates, natural resources and links to tourism and industry.
DT this is term is linked to pneumatic systems. We will be investigating how pneumatic systems work and where they are found in everyday life. Creating our own simple pneumatic systems, designing and making a moving monster.
Our science is based all around plants and growing
- Different parts of a flowering plant
- What do plants need to grow well?
- How is water transported around plants?
- What are the different parts of a flowering plant and their functions?
- Life Cycle of Flowering Plants
MFL – French
We will be learning all about French colours and how to use them appropriately through oral and written activities.
We will be speaking, reading and writing in French.
This term in RE will be focusing on ‘What Can We Learn From Islam’, we will be looking their holy book, special place of worship and understanding the importance of the Five Pillars of Islam to Muslims.
In music this term, children will be using Charanga. Their unit is called ‘The Dragon Song'.
This is a song about kindness, respect, friendship, acceptance and happiness.
Learning will include listening and appraising different styles of music and songs, rhythm games and learning to perform different songs. We will also be learning to play the glockenspiel.
During our P.E lessons this term, we will be practising our gymnastics skills with Mrs Barker and taking part in one session per week with a Progressive Sport’s Coach focusing target games.
In our computing sessions we will be using Purple Mash to complete a Data Base Unit.
We will be investigating branching databases by yes no questions and by creating their own branching databases. Also a simulation unit covering: what are simulations, exploring, analysing and evaluating simulations.
This unit is inspired by the idea that it is important to have confidence to be yourself. It aims to enable children to identify their strengths and achievements as well as help them to recognise different emotions they experience. They will explore how to express their thoughts and feelings respectfully and how to be assertive when in uncomfortable situations. An opportunity to explore the influence of the media in how we view ourselves and analyse the reality of these messages.