This term in Geography, we will be learning all about the ‘Weather and Fieldwork’. We will begin by exploring types of weather and considering how weather is different to the climate. Children will have the opportunity to think about the process of decision making before applying those skills to an enquiry question.
In English, we will be revisiting some previously taught genres, giving pupils the opportunity to redraft their writing using (and expanding) upon the skills they have acquired in spelling, grammar and punctuation. We will revisit expanded noun phrases, and consolidate learning on suffixes – with a particular focus on ‘full’ and ‘less’. In addition, we will be learning about the progressive forms of verbs.
Maths will focus on measurement and geometry; with pupils exploring the concepts of length and height, mass, capacity and temperature, as well as position and direction. Pupils will be given regular opportunities to practice their arithmetic skills and consider the most effective methods of calculation. Multiplication facts will continue to be tested weekly, with many children continuing to move beyond 2s, 5s and 10s.
In Design and Technology, we will be exploring structures, before making a chair for Baby Bear. Children will help to create a design brief and then use paper to make a chair strong and stiff enough to support baby bear’s weight. They will be given the opportunity to evaluate their work and the work of their peers.
Our topic for French this term is colours and numbers. Here we will look at similarities and differences between the French and English language in terms of pronunciation and explore the vocabulary though words, games and songs.
PSHE lessons will focus on ‘How do we recognise feelings?’. Children will have the opportunity to explore various ways in which they can recognise feelings in themselves and in. They will discuss strategies for dealing with difficult emotions and understand when and how to ask for help and guidance.
For RE, we will be exploring the question ‘How should we care for others in the world?’ Children will be given the opportunity to reflect upon their previous learning; identifying how religious believers care for people and the world and explore creative ideas about what the creation story says about God.
In Computing, children will be learning how to create pictures. They will use the 2Paint a Picture software to recreate works in the style of impressionism, pointillism and surrealism, well as creating an eCollage.
Net and Wall and Athletics will be the core focus of our PE lessons this term. In both lessons, children will learn new skills that can be transferred to many sports, as well as continuing to focus on what is to be a ‘good sportsperson’.
For reading, please continue to encourage your child to read at home for at least 10 minutes per day. To help them to really engage with the text, we ask that you ask them questions about what to ensure they are thinking about the meaning. If you do not have your Bug Club login details, please contact your child’s class teacher. Please also continue to use TT Rock Stars for practising times tables.