This term, we will be writing to entertain. We will produce a narrative based upon a silent animation called Oktapodi. We will focus on key features of writing narratives including the use of direct speech. Children will be encouraged to independently apply their writing skills.
In Maths, we will be looking at multiplication and division. We will be multiplying 2, 3 and 4-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers. Concrete resources and pictorial representations will help to consolidate our existing knowledge in these areas. Using mathematical language, we will explain our reasoning in a number of problem-solving activities. Additionally, we will continue to focus on rapid recall of times tables. Focusing on times tables in class and at home will allow children to recall these facts efficiently.
For Reading, we will focus on core skills such as retrieval, vocabulary, and inference throughout our guided reading sessions. There will be many opportunities for class reading, individual reading and reading for pleasure. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home for at least 10 minutes per day.
In Science, we will learn about material. By the end of the module, we will know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and be able to describe how to recover a substance from a solution. We will use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating. We will be able to give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic. We will demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes and explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.
In Geography, we will learn about biomes. We will explore the six major biomes, why they are important and will explore the impact climate change will have on these biomes. Children will then write an essay to answer the following question How much do you agree with the following statement? ‘It is already too late to protect biomes from climate
In Computing, we will use Purple Mash to learn how to create a game.
In Music we will be learning music notes through the recorders.
In DT, we will be designing and making greeting cards with electronic circuits. We will develop these through a design brief, justifying our choices throughout this process. We will then make these toys, developing a range of skills. We will evaluate our final products against our design brief.