This term in English we will be continue to explore fiction and non-fiction texts using Talk for Writing. We will be taking part in Read, Write, Inc. sessions to help us to continue to apply phonetic knowledge and skills to decode and segment words and improve our fluency when reading and spelling. We will have guided reading and handwriting sessions every week to focus on target work. Our first focus of the term is twisted traditional tales where we will be using books such as ‘The True Story of the Three Little Pigs’ by Jon Scieszka to support our writing.
In maths we will be focusing on following areas of the curriculum:
- recognise, find, name and write fractions , , and of a length, shape, set of objects or quantity
- write simple fractions for example, of 6 = 3 and recognise the equivalence of and
- choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels
- compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =
- compare and sequence intervals of time
- tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times
- know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day
- order and arrange combinations of mathematical objects in patterns and sequences
- use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement
Through our topics of ‘plants’ children will:
- observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants
- find out and describe what plants need to survive
- set up a comparative test to show that plants need light and water to stay healthy
Our key question in geography is ‘How does the geography of Kampong Ayer compare with the geography of where I live?’ We will be using geographical skills to compare human and physical features such as housing, transport, the weather and the landscape in Kampong Ayer and St Bees. The children will be focusing on using geographical vocabulary to support and enhance their understanding of the world around us.
Our history topic will be 1960s toys. We will be comparing our favourite toys to those of children in the 1960s and exploring how things have changed, with a particular focus towards technology. Within this topic we will also have the opportunity to learn about timelines and discover why these are important in historical contexts.
In music our topics will be ‘Friendship song and ‘Reflect, rewind and replay’. We will also be taking part in Michael’s Magical Menagerie, developing our curiosity and creativity through performances and our personal responses.
In RE we will be learning about ‘Why do some Muslims stop and pray?’ and ‘Why are some books and stories special?’
Our PE lessons will continue to take place on a Monday afternoon and will be taught by Mr Dawson. Please can all children come to school each Monday wearing their P.E. kits.