Welcome to the Spring Term!
Happy New Year and I hope you all had a lovely break.
In literacy we will be studying a variety of texts. During the first half of the term we will be using ‘Beowulf’ by Michael Morpurgo to inspire our writing. Beowulf was originally written as a poem and is one of the most important works of Old English Literature. Morpurgo’s re-telling of the story brings to life the story of a monster who stalks the night and the hero who has the strength and courage to defeat him. Our literacy work links with our history topic.
After the half term break, our class book will be ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cotrell-Boyce. This is an entertaining and moving story of a boy who looks like a man and ends up pretending to be a dad! This unit of work links to our science topic.
In maths, we will start the term with perimeter and area. We then move onto looking at formal methods for multiplication and division which leads to a unit on fractions and finally decimals and percentages.
It is vital for our spring topics that your child is able to rapidly recall their multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 and that they are making links between multiplication and division. Any support you can provide with this at home would be gratefully received!
We will begin the spring term by completing our unit of work on forces. After that our topic is Space! I know that lots of the children already know loads of facts about this area of science and I can’t wait to hear all about it and help them to learn more!
Our key question in history is ‘What happened when the Roman’s left Britain?’ As part of this unit of work we will learn about where the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Scots fit into British history. We will revise what Britain was like under Roman rule and will consider how Britain changed when the Roman’s left, focussing on government, art and culture and religious beliefs.
Our key question in geography is ‘Where has my food come from?’ In this unit of work we will discuss where our food comes from and the journey of a banana! We will consider how much food is wasted in school and around the world. We will finish with a debate on how Brexit might affect where our food comes from.
We will continue to have two P.E sessions per week (Tuesday and Friday) but please make sure that you have your kit in school every day just in case! In the Tuesday session we will be improving our fitness through a mixture of circuit training and just dance routines! On Friday, we will be doing Hi5 Netball with the Sports Coach.
Our art lessons will take place after the February half term and our art focus will be on drawing (linked to our science topic) and creating 3d objects (linked to our history topic).
In D.T, we will be designing and making our own moon buggy. Watch out as we may need some resources sending in! Hopefully they will look something like this!
Your child will continue to develop the understanding and fluency in French. This term they will be taught common words and phrases to help them to talk about their family, friends and pets. They will also look at a selection of poetry.
Our R.E focus is on Judaism where we will consider ‘How and why Passover is celebrated?’ then in Spring 2, we will explore ‘Why is the Last Supper so important to Christians?’
R.E will be taught by Mrs Miller
In computing your child will have the opportunity to further develop and extend the skills required to create a webpage for a new planet.
Computing will be taught by Mrs Miller