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Term 5

Term 4 – An Arabian Nights Tale.

 

This term we will be learning all about Asia and in particular stories linked to this part of the world. Excitingly, we have the play this term! The children, along with Year 3, will be putting on the production called- An Arabian Nights tale which we are very much looking forward to. In English, we will be looking closely at the story Aladdin and eventually the children will be innovating and writing their own versions of the story.

 

In maths we will be continuing to focus hard on out times tables and maths fluency. Our main learning this term will link to area and fractions.

 

This term we will be covering a lot of Geography key skills. The children will be learning all about settlements as well as migration and tourism. In order to link to our topic, we will be closely studying the countries in Asia.

 

The children will get a chance to create some art and Design and technology pieces this term. In art we will be learning all about willow paintings- which originate from China and will be creating our own. In design and technology, the children will be creating their own wall hangings using weaving of different materials.

 

During RE, the children will be learning about Hinduism which links to our topic perfectly! As, well as this, during our reading sessions we will be reading nonfiction texts about India.

 

On the whole, we have an interesting and fun term coming up! Miss Corbett and I are very much looking forward to it.

 

Homework

  • Reading 3 x a week
  • Times tables practice and times table rock stars
  • Weekly spellings

 

Class priorities

 

  • Writing- punctuation- commas to split clauses and fronted adverbials. 
  • Reading- Inference, showing understanding of the text.
  • Spelling- common exception words.
  • Handwriting- Joining letters

Term 1

 

Hello! I hope you all had a good summer holiday! It’s great to have the children back and I am looking forward to getting to know all of themJ. This term we will be learning all about Plymouth- in particular the coast and Dartmoor! Our class book will be ‘Whales’ which is a super picture book!  All of the children’s English will be linked to this book and some of their topic learning too! We will be writing a story based around the mysterious journey from the book.  

In maths, the children will be focusing on the recovery curriculum, in particular place value and revising lots of skills we may have forgotten over the summer holiday J From the get go, we will be heavily focusing on times tables – so any learning of these at home would be greatly appreciated!

During Geography, we will be locating places on a world map and globe. These places will also include the world oceans and in particular where different species of whales can be located.  Once we are confident with this, we will be following a route on a large scale map. The children will be carrying out a comparative study between Devon and Yorkshire too, we will be look at the physical and human characteristics of each place and comparing them. In order to really learn about these places we will be cooking scones and Yorkshire puddings! Yum!

Miss Corbett will be concentrating on science and the children will be learning all about living things and their habitats.

During the Arts, we will be learning to draw whales and uses intricate patterns to decorate them. We will be learning about the art technique of pointillism and imitating an image of the Plymouth lighthouse using this technique.  

Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and would need to be back by the Tuesday please J Many thanks for all your support.

Miss Northcott and Miss Corbett

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