Class Teacher - Miss Knott
This term we will start with the picture book: 'Ugg: Boy Genius Of The Stone Age And His Search For Soft Trousers' by Raymond Briggs. This light-hearted introduction to the topic of 'Stone Age to Iron Age' lends itself well to drama opportunities, persuasive writing and narratives. We will then study the life and journeys of Scientist Charles Darwin and write non-fiction reports about the places he went and try some biographical writing. In the last half term, we will have an introduction to Shakespeare by studying his comedy play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
In maths we will continue to build on our understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages using lots of practical resources to assist with problem solving. We will also study geometry including measuring and drawing angles, constructing 2D and 3D shapes, working out area using formulas and solving problems related to co-ordinates. We are excited to participate in the international schools maths Olympiad which we are hosting on the 30th April. We will also participate in a maths week this term which will have a financial and budgeting focus.
This term we will be studying the topic of Evolution and Inheritance. We will explore some of the scientists involved with coming up with the ideas and consider how different living organisms are adapted to their environment. There will be plenty of opportunity for practical experiments looking at different animal adaptations and we will have a go at creating fossils.
Our topic this term is Stone Age to Iron Age. We will consider how life changed for people as they moved from a nomadic lifestyle to farming and how the discovery of new materials helped to change their lives. We began the topic with a survival exercise building shelter sin the school's forest area.