This term our learning will be based around the book, The Diary of a Killer Cat’, by Anne Fine. We will firstly look at diary entries, where the children will be writing in role as Tuffy the cat. We will then be learning about the features of newspaper reports and write up a report based around the mysterious disappearance of Thumper the rabbit! The children will then write their own creative guide on how to look after a naughty cat at Christmas.
In Maths we are starting the term by looking at multiplication and division. This will include:
Multiplication Facts and related division facts;
Factors of whole numbers and how they relate to multiplication facts
Focus on the 6,7,8,9 and 12 times tables
Formal methods of multiplication (Grid method and Short Multiplication)
Measure and calculate perimeter or rectilinear shapes.
Interpret and present data using bar charts and line graphs.
We will be learning about all of the diffferent features of rivers and the importance and influence that they have on peoples lives. We will be learning all of the major rivers of the world, facts about erosion, transportation and deposition as well as finding out how rivers shape the land that is around them.
Sound: We will learn about how vibrations cause sounds and how sounds travel, as well as how sounds can change pitch and loudness. The children will learn about how sounds are made, carrying out demonstrations of vibrations, and completing a sound survey of their school. They will work in groups to create a human model of the way particles pass sound vibrations on, and write and star in their own documentary explaining how sound travels. The children will work in a hands-on way to explore pitch, and will use their understanding of how high and low sounds are made to create their own set of pan pipes. They will have the opportunity to make a string telephone, and will use this to investigate how sounds change over distance and through different materials. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate the best material for soundproofing, in the context of making a music studio quieter.
This term we will be looking at Christmas and all of the symbols that surround it. We will look at the story of Christmas and examine Christian symbols and characters in the story such as: the star, shepherds, wise men etc