This term, we are learning all about Ancient Greece. We will identify Greece on a map, learn about Alexander the Great and consider the achievements of this ancient civilisation and its impact on our modern day lives. We will be considering how life was in Ancient Greek times and how systems such as democracies developed from there. We will also listen to and read a variety of Greek myths, and learn about Ancient Greek Gods.
In English, we are developing our understanding of non-fiction and presentational features to write our own texts to inform the reader. We will also revise the use of conjunctions to extend our sentences. We are looking forward to writing reports about flowers and Greek Gods, using headings and subheadings, paragraphs and technical language.
In Mathematics, we will be continuing with multiplication and division, moving onto using partitioning to reach an answer. We will also be learning about length and perimeter, learning to measure accurately in centimetres, millimetres and metres. We will perform calculations using lengths before finally calculating the perimeter of simple shapes.
In Science, we are learning about plants. We will be learning to identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants; explore the requirements of plants for life and growth; investigate the way in which water is transported within plants and explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants
In DT, we will be cooking and learning about the seasonality of different foods. We will learn which foods are grown in our country and which are imported from countries abroad.
In our French lessons, we are learning to say where I live using the first person high frequency verb ‘j’habite’ (I live). We will also learn 5 nouns and their determiners for rooms of the house.
In RE, we are learning what different people believe about God. We will discuss the importance of the belief of God to religious followers as well as considering the challenges of believing or not believing in God. Through our discussions, we will begin to develop our own individual beliefs about God and religion.
For Computing, we will be learning about branching databases to sort objects using yes/ no questions and we will use Purple Mash to create our own. Following this, we will learn to enter data to create a graph.
In PSHE, we will be exploring the concept of dental hygiene and how to eat well in order to stay healthy.
PE will take place on Tuesdays for Bodiam and Wednesdays for Walmer. In these lessons, the pupils will be practising relaxing techniques through Yoga. On Fridays, we will be doing cricket outdoors and so should have a tracksuit and trainers.
For Reading, please continue to read with your child for 10 minutes every day.