Welcome back to Term 5!
We hope you had a holiday and feel refreshed for the new term! We have an exciting and fun filled term ahead!
This term our topic is ‘Me in my world!’ Our two texts for the term are ‘Little Red Riding Hood!’ and ‘Dear Green Peace’. Dear green peace is a book which is written in letter form.
As part of our topic we will be learning about the local area they live in. Children will be studying the local area through photographs and identify significant landmarks and physical features in their environments. Children will use maps to identify journeys they take and make maps based on these journeys. We will also look at where we are in the UK and identify cities using a map. In science we will also look at daily weather patterns and how the weather changes over the four seasons. If you want to know more about our topic, click here.
As part of English we will be looking at the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood. Initially, we will spend some time getting to know the story. Children will read it, answers questions about it, act it out and respond to the text with letters and diary entries. Children will be retelling the story before writing it themselves. They will be innovating the story so that they make the story their own. Later on in the term we will be looking at a story called Dear Greenpeace. This book is entirely in letter form and it tells a story of a girl who wishes to keep her pet whale in a pond so she writes to Greenpeace, however, they insist that the whale cannot live in her pond. Children will really be able to develop their letter writing skills from this book and be writing their own letters. We will continue to focus on using capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and using conjunctions such as ‘and’ and ‘because’ to join their ideas. Within the book there are fantastic adjectives so children will be revisiting this term and using them in their response writing and story writing.
In Maths, we will begin the term by revisiting fractions. Children will be finding a quarter of an amount. Children will use counters and cubes to find a quarter of numbers within 20. Children will then use their knowledge and understanding of fractions to help them with telling the time. We will be looking at a clock face and the meaning of the hands before telling the time to o’clock and half past. Children will be estimating duration of time, recording time and using a calendar. We will then move on other elements of measure such as identifying money, comparing weight, length and measure and measuring weight length and measure. Children will be solving a range of problems around this topic. If you have a chance to practise the 2, 5 and 10 x table at home with your child this would be great for their learning in school.
If you have any questions about our learning, please don’t hesitate to come and ask or if you are interested in volunteering in class, please come and see me after school.