Miss Fraser (Team Leader)
This term our topic is Explorers! Within history, the children will be learning about the significance of some great explorers such as Christopher Columbus and Robert Falcon Scott. We will be learning all about their adventure and think about what they would have needed to prepare in order to go on such a great trip. Towards the end of the term we will be learning about Antarctica and what life is like there. We will link this to the book of The Polar Express, which we will be using to inspire our writing, including a special Polar Express Day!
In Art we will be looking at mixing colours to create a wonderful penguin piece of art. In Geography we will be continuing to learn the continents and oceans around the world, and using atlases and globes to find countries around the world that explorers have visited. As part of our Science we will be investigating materials that explorers would use to keep warm, and looking at materials that can change when they are near heat.
It is really important to read with your child as often as possible. Your child should have the opportunity to change their school reading books twice a week - please encourage your child to do this. As you are reading it is useful to stop and ask questions about what the book is about, what the characters are doing and what might happen next. At the end of the book get your child to think about what they like or did not like about the book and reasons why. Please fill in your child's Reading Diary once you have read with them.
Every week your child has plenty of opportunities to write. We encourage the children to write at length in many different subjects. We also have a weekly Big Write session where we focus on writing lots of different text types, e.g. traditional tale, diary entry, explanation text.
To view the English objectives that we will be cover this year, please click on the link below.
Throughout the year we will cover; number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurement, properties of shapes, position and direction and data handling (now called statistics).
We are currently working on learning number facts by heart - the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables, double and half facts to 20 and number bonds to 10 and 20.