Term 2 2022- 2023
This term, we will be basing our writing around two texts. We will start the term with, ‘The Smelly Sprout’ and the children will write their own story in the same style of the book. We will be expanding our vocabulary and understanding how author’s use dialogue effectively in a story to advance the action.
Later in the term, we will look at Tolkien’s ‘Letters from Father Christmas’ which is a collection of letters that Tolkien would write to his children each Christmas as they were growing up. We will use his words to create our own setting descriptions and develop our sentence structures.
In reading, we will continue to read the novels from last term. Empire class will continue with Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson and Ruben class reading the Legend of Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood.
Maths - Multiplication, division, fractions
In maths this term, we will be using our times tables knowledge in all areas of our learning so please encourage your child to be practising their times tables using Times Tables Rockstars on a regular basis. We will be learning how to use the formal written methods for long multiplication (multiplying 4 digits by 1 or 2 digits) and short division. Later in the term, we will be learning about fractions and using times tables to find equivalent fractions as well as converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers. We will also be learning about statistics and how to interpret different data.
The aim of this topic is to develop the children’s understanding of different materials by identifying properties of different matter. We will learn key vocabulary including dissolving, cooling, heating, reversible and irreversible changes and understand what these mean.
This term, we will learn about stereotypes of gender and what gender means. Later in the term, we will learn about wellbeing, the importance of rest and how to set ourselves goals and identify strategies that can help us to embrace failures.
Christianity – Christmas
On the run up to Christmas, we will be learning about different viewpoints of the Christmas story. We will learn about how events can be interpreted in different ways and consider the perspectives of others.
This term, as part of our work on human geography, we will learn about the world’s slums. We will understand that many people live in slums throughout the world and will explore the challenges faced by those living in them. We will discuss ways that could improve life for those living in slums in the future and will compare the slums of Rocinha and Dharavi.