This half term we will be revising for our upcoming SAT tests. We will complete various practice papers, '10 Minute Tests' and revision 'Carousels' so that we are fully prepared for the Reading and SPAG papers.
After SATs, we will begin to collate a body of evidence for our Writing Assessment. We will use the tense and thrilling ghost story 'The Giant's Necklace' by Michael Morpurgo on which to base various genres of writing to show off our capabilities.
"It all began with a necklace, made of glistening pink cowrie shells. A long, long necklace that had taken Cherry days - weeks - of careful, painstaking work. It was nearly complete, and Cherry was determined it would be the longest necklace she had ever made; that it would be fit for a giant!"
This term, we will be revising a range of skills in our Maths lessons to ensure we are fully prepared for our SAT tests. We will revise using past papers, '10 Minute tests' and some online games.
Here are some websites that might help:
After SATs, we will apply our Maths skills to solve various puzzles and problems.
Remember to practise your times tables at home using TTRockstars to help! On a Friday we have a times tables test with 100 questions. The idea is to beat your score from the previous week!
Our Theme this term is ‘The First Railways'. This unit of work is History based and we will cover the following objectives:
- to develop a chronologically secure understanding of British, local and world history
- to note connections, contrasts and trends over time
- to address historically valid questions about change, cause and significance
- to organise relevant historical information
- to understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
Our Science Topic is ‘Animals including Humans’. We will be learning to identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood; to recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function and to describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.
Art and Design/Design Technology
Our art unit this term is 'Landscape Art'; where we will be learning:
- to develop a painting from a drawing
- to try out different media
- to mix appropriate colours to create atmosphere and light
- to identify primary, secondary, complementary and contrasting colours
- to make marks and lines with a range of drawing implements
In our French lessons this term we will be concentrating on the numbers 1-100. We will apply our knowledge of phrases and verbs and apply the grammatical rules of different verb forms. We will recognise the patterns of language in numbers beyond 60 and write sentences.
Our RE this term is 'How do people express their spiritual ideas through the arts?'. We will be:
- explaining what spiritual means
- exploring ways people express their feelings
- identifying and explaining the colours used in the church year
- identifying and explaining religious objects
- performing a Bible story
- identifying different styles of art in different religions
- looking at a variety of artists' artwork of Christianity.
Our Music this term is focused around 'You've got a friend', a song about friendship by Carole King.
We will listen and appraise this and other songs by Carole King and build on our knowledge and understanding of the interrelated dimensions of music; including improvising and composing. Finally, we will perform the song using instruments and our voices.
In our PE lessons with Mr Banks, we will be practising and refining our golf skills; and in our lessons with Mrs Barker, will be learning how to play net/wall games such as tennis and badminton.
In our computing sessions this term, we will be continuing our learning about how to use blog.
- Children will understand how a blog can be used as an informative text.
- Children will understand the key features of a blog.
- Children can work collaboratively to plan a blog.
- Children can create a blog or blog post with a specific purpose.
- Children understand that the way in which information is presented has an impact upon the audience.
Our topic this half term continues ‘Digital Safety’. This unit is inspired by the idea that it is important to understand and have digital wellbeing. Children will consider ways they can use the Internet positively and how they can look after their wellbeing while being online. Children will learn about potential risks of being online and when using digital technologies as well as strategies to stay safe and to get help. They will also learn about online relationships and what a respectful and healthy online relationship looks like, as well as signs of an inappropriate online relationship and ways to get help. The benefits and risk of social media will also be explored, as well as how social media can be used responsibly. Children will also learn how to recognise what online bullying looks like and how to help make it stop. Finally, the concept of ‘fake news’ will be explored with children learning how to be able to tell if something online is reliable or not and what they can do to stop the spreading of unreliable information