This term, our topic is ‘Investigate Polar Regions’, click here to see our topic web. We are going to be looking at the polar biomes. We will look at the difference between the arctic and Antarctic and the countries that lie within them. We will then move onto looking at how people and animals have adapted to living in these extreme climates. Finally, we will look at the impact global warming has had on these polar regions. In design and technology, we will design, create and evaluate our own hats to keep someone warm when they go on their own arctic adventure.
In English, we will be reading Shackleton’s Journey and revisiting persuasive writing, writing a persuasive speech. We will also look at explanation writing and link our writing to our topic work, writing about global warming. We will look at poetry, focussing on cinquains. We will write our own based on environmental issues. We will finish the term reading The Last Bear where we how humans have impacted the lives of animals in the polar regions and write a persuasive speech and a newspaper article
This term in maths we will be continuing a work on decimals, by learning how to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages. We will then deepen our understanding of percentages, by finding percentage of amounts. Finally, we will finish the term by looking at algebra and then ratio.
In PSHE this term we are going to be looking at our dreams and gaols. We will think about the dreams and goals we have for the coming year and set a success criterion so we know when they have been achieved. We will consider the emotions we feel when we consider people who are living in difficult situations and think about how we can empathise with them.
In computing, children will develop their skills from last term in using Microsoft Excel to create formula, manage data, find out answers and create graphs.
This term in science we are going to be learning about classification. We are going to learn about the Linnaean system of classification and use this to create classification routes for a range of animals. After that we are going to create our own classification systems for leaves we collect on Purdown and sweets! Finally, we are going to look at microorganisms and investigate what factors cause microorganisms to grow.
In French, we will be learning to talk about where we live, the homes we live in and the rooms within our homes.
In RE we will build upon children’s prior knowledge of Islam to further understand practices and celebrations.
This term we are thinking about Outdoor Adventurous Activities in PE, using our Forest School sessions as our PE. We will alternate between Purdown and the school orchard.
- Please ensure that you have a reading book in school
- Homework will continue to be put on Google Classroom but paper copies will still be available. Homework should be returned every Wednesday, ready for homework to be given on a Friday
- Spellings will be sent home on Monday and tested on Friday – please help your child to learn their spellings.
- PE will be Forest School on Tuesdays and will be inside as often as possible. Please ensure your child comes into school in their Forest School clothes. Children will need to wear appropriate clothing for this every Tuesday which includes a long sleeved top, long trousers (not jeans), suitable footwear and a coat.
Please don’t hesitate to come and chat if you have any concerns