Term 2 2023-24
This term, we will be basing our writing around two texts. We will start the term with, 'The Haunting of Aveline Jones' by Phil Hickes followed by ‘The Smelly Sprout’ on which 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.
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 hardness, transparency, 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.
This term, as part of our work of our Geography learning, we will learn about the Alps. Where they are, what are their physical features and we will consider why people visit the Alps comparing the Alps to our local area.