Topic - Space
The children will be describing the movement of the Earth, and other planets,relative to the sun in the solar system.They will describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth and thinking about the Sun,Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies. We will be thinking about the Earths rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky. We will be planning several scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising variables where necessary. We will identify evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.
We have daily spelling,punctuation and grammar sessions.
This half term, we will be reading a range of short adventure stories.I want us to investigate plot, settings and characters..We will analyse language and use of connectives. The outcome will be the children writing a space adventure story.
With Space as our topic in the last two weeks we will be writing about famous scientists from a long time a go and today.
We will be looking at understanding what these scientist did/do as well as their discoveries and beliefs . We will be writing non-chronological reports on a scientist that the children wish to research and find interesting.
The children will have regular guided reading sessions which incorporate our topic work. A large emphasis will be on extending their inference/deduction as well as vocabulary.
The children have daily Arithmetic Starters.
The children will be working on Place Value and will challenge their understanding through problem solving practical activities.We will be consolidating their known knowledge and due to the long break doing a lot of consolidating Multiplication and Division .
We continue weekly times table challenges and the children regularly log onto 'TT Rock Stars' Maths.
The Big Questions.....
'Why do some people believe God exists?
Look at Christianity but through debate and enquiries..
To continue to understand the importance of Internet safety. Looking at Power Points and showing their understand through writing and discussion.
P.E will be on a Monday afternoon with support from LCFC Coach.
Tuesday will be ball skills /football -invasion games.
Please ensure your P.E kit is in school at all times ready for P.E.
space sketches and artists that draw and paint comets etc.
Looking at the orchestra and the composer Gustav Holst who wrote the Planet suite.
To be decided on- further information to follow.
It is an expectation that children read every night and fill in their own diary entries.
A signature is needed from an adult to show this has been done.
Please also use the children's diaries to communicate with me - I will read them daily and I am happy to help in anyway.
I endeavour to encourage the children to be independent learners. This will support them in their next step on to Secondary School. My aim is to enable a smooth transition - giving them responsibility to remember equipment etc will help this.
Thank you for your continued support. I am very excited and look forward to the new term!