Welcome back to Term 4!
This term, we will basing our writing on The Last Bear by Hannah Gold. A beautiful and emotive book which Michael Morpurgo summarises as, 'Unforgettable!' We will be covering a number of genres in our writing including including narratives with dialogue, setting descriptions using figurative language and diary entries to develop our understand on tenses. We will continue to develop our understanding of basic sentences and associated punctuation and will begin to add further detail to our sentences by adding phrases or using conjunctions to extend our sentences or by using relative clauses. We will also concentrate on varying our sentence openers to make it interesting for our reader.
In reading, we are looking forward to sharing extracts from different genres of text including poetry, folktales and the legend of Robin Hood in Michael Morpurgo's, 'Outlaw!' We will look at language in Alfred Noyes' The Highwayman and will explore conventions of traditional folktales.
In maths this term, we will revise multiplying and dividing by different powers of ten and relate this to different problem solving tasks. We will move onto learning about 2D and 3D shapes by exploring different nets for 3D shapes. We will also revisit fractions and convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa.
Living things and their habitats.
This term, we will be exploring the life cycle of plants and animals. We will identify parts of a flower and will explore the difference asexual and sexual reproduction. We will also learn about reproduction and learn about the life cycles of amphibians, insects and mammals.
Geography - Why do oceans matter?
Through investigating the importance of oceans and their uses, we will identify the key challenges that our oceans face. We will look at key questions such as:
How do we use our oceans?
What is the Great Barrier Reef?
Why are our oceans suffering?
What can we do to help our oceans?
How littered is our marine environment?
P.E Orienteering, gymnastics and swimming
Swimming lessons for Ruben will be Tuesday 21st and Tuesday 28th February. Empire swimming lessons will start on Tuesday 7th March and will continue for Tuesday 14th, Tuesday 21st and Tuesday 28th March.
PE lessons for both classes will be held on Tuesdays. We will have both an outdoor and indoor PE lesson on Tuesdays. Please make sure as we move later into the term that the children have appropriate PE kit for the weather eg. a hoodie/tracksuit bottoms. A reminder that PE kits should contain a plain house colour t-shirt (no brands) and a dark, plain hoodie/tracksuit for outdoor PE.