In the first half term, we are exploring the story Amazing Grace written by Mary Hoffman. We are writing our own story based on Grace’s experience and how her Nanna believes she can do anything if she puts her mind to it. We will continue working hard on using lots of descriptive language, using a range of sentence types including simple, complex and compound, as well as using apostrophes for possession and contraction. We will also be writing a biography of Florence Nightingale. We will be using time connectives and continuing to develop our understanding of fronted adverbials.
The second half of the term, we will continue to consolidate our knowledge of the different types of grammar we have learnt throughout the year: expanded noun phrases, time connectives, past tense, fronted adverbials, commas for lists, apostrophes for possession, apostrophes for contraction and a range of different types of sentences.
We will produce a sequel to the book Tuesday by David Wiesner, a recount of our trip to Pleasley pit and a letter to our new teacher.
We will be exploring a range of concepts in maths. We will begin by continuing our work on fractions. Recognising and finding a half, quarters and thirds of a shape, an amount and of a number. We will be finding equivalent fractions as well as understanding the difference between unit and non-unit fractions.
We will then be exploring measure. We will start by using non-standard units to measure and then develop the understanding of using a ruler and measure sticks to accurately measure the length and height of different objects. We will then combine our prior knowledge of comparing and ordering with our new-found knowledge of measures. In work on position and direction we will also be expanding our understanding of left and right alongside a range of turns to explain how an object moves.
We will be continuing to develop our knowledge of place value by adding and subtracting with bigger numbers and using a range of efficient strategies to answer questions. We will understand how numbers relate to one another within a calculation to find fact families. We will be using our knowledge of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to multiply and divide. We will also be applying our knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve two step problems.
In work on time, we will be understanding how time is split into intervals of 5 minutes and be able to tell the time to the o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.
In our reading lessons we will start by exploring, and become increasingly familiar with, a range of traditional tales. We will be using our predictions skills to make sensible guesses about what may happen next based on a section of text we have already read. We will also be making inferences and using our retrieval skills to answer questions. We will then be exploring a range of non-fiction texts on Florence Nightingale and be able to talk confidently about the features found. We will be able to make direct comparisons to other types of texts and use our sequencing skills to order the events in her life.
In history, we are learning about Florence Nightingale, who she was and how she is significant to us today. We will look at her role in the Crimean War. We will also compare hospitals in Florence Nightingale’s time to present day. In the second half of the term, we will learn about coal mines. We will visit Pleasley Pit and find out how to stay safe when working in a mine.
In Geography, we will be developing our understanding on human and physical feature within our local area. We will focus on Pleasley and the changes to the geography over time. We will continue to develop our understand of maps. By the end of our learning, we will be able to make our own maps to Pleasley Pit.
In RE, we are going to be investigating what makes some people inspiring to others. We will consider what makes a leader; thinking carefully about their behaviour, characteristics and the difference they have made. We will make links to the Christian faith and how Jesus is considered to being a great leader.