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We are really excited to tell you all about the amazing learning we will be doing over this term.
In our team you will find our fantastic, hard-working and ambitious children alongside our teacher Mrs Robinson and our teaching assistant Miss Allwood.
PE will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Children will need to bring their indoor PE kit to school Monday morning in a separate bag. Children will need a top, shorts and trainers/plimsols. The children’s PE kit will remain at school overnight and children will be sent home with it on Wednesday.
Children will receive their spellings on a Friday in their red reading diary to be practiced at home the upcoming week. Children will take part in the spelling quiz the following Friday where a new set of spellings will be given.
Children will be set English and Maths homework on a Friday via Seesaw. Children will upload their homework online.
Our topic this term focuses on the question:
Is Florence Nightingale a Superhero?
We are really excited to be investigating the history and life of Florence Nightingale! We will know who Florence Nightingale is, know about her time in the Crimean War and her work improving hospitals. We will investigate why she is referred to as the 'Lady of the Lamp' and explore how her actions in the world of nursing changed the future of medicine.
In English we are exploring the story ‘Amazing Grace’ written by Mary Hoffman. A story written to highlight the talents of one young girl who doesn’t let anyone deter her from achieving her dreams. Whilst studying this story we are going to be writing our own narrative. Our Rainbow Grammar lessons will support us in doing so as we explore the use of possessive apostrophes in our writing and how to use the conjunctions when and if to extend our sentences. We will continue to explore the use of language to bring the story alive including adjectives and adverbs.
In our Reading sessions we are looking at non-fiction texts and the features they have. We will be learning about the purpose of each feature and how we can determine whether a text is fictional or non-fiction. Our non-fiction text is based on Florence Nightingale. We will be perfecting our skills of answering both comprehension and inference-based questions. We will be sequencing and summarising chapters and use our reading vipers to support us in internalising the text.
In Maths, we will be learning to recognise, find, name and write fractions of length, shape a set of objects or quantity. We will continue to multiply and divide numbers using knowledge of 2, 5 and 10 times table. We will continue to learnt to count, order, represent numbers in tens and ones and compare and understand place value. We will be using a range of strategies and methods for addition and subtraction in various representations and contexts.
In RE we will be looking at what makes people inspiring which is lovely link to Florence Nightingale as an inspirational historical figure. We will be investigating a range of inspirational people around the world making links to why Moses was considered a great leader in the Jewish faith and Saint Peter in the Christian faith. We will be investigating what are considered to be the characteristics of a greater leader.
Art and Design
In Art and design we are going to be looking at two distinct topics - healthy foods and what a healthy recipe includes and exploring the work of Paul Klee, creating our own images in the style of his work.
In PE we are continuing to work on our shooting, defending, and kicking skills in football through a range of drills, teamwork activities and matches. We will be looking at tactical skills during a game of football and understanding how we can be an effective player. In our dodgeball lessons, we are looking at performing good overhead throws, footwork and the rules to the game of dodgeball. We again, investigate how we can use tactics to improve how effective we are in a game. We are also exploring the important of warm up and cool down and the effects of exercise on the body.
In Science we are investigating materials in size, why certain materials are chosen for their properties and how they can be changed. We will be exploring the properties of different materials and developing a thorough knowledge of vocabulary that can be used to describe them. We will identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses and find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching.
In Computing we are using questioning to create pictograms and binary trees electronically and how we can input data to answer more in-depth questions. We are also making music using the laptops by exploring sounds and soundtracks.
Our Music lessons are based around a song that we learn. During this time, we use our voices expressively and creatively by singing and accompany this by playing tuned instruments. We will be listening with concentration and understanding a range of high-quality live and recorded music and experiment with, create, select and combine sounds.
In Geography, the children will explore what the physical and human features of our local environment are and how they may have changed over time (based on a study of local history).