Class Teacher - Miss Knott
This term we will study the novel 'There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom' by Louis Sachar. We will consider the central message of the book and what it teaches us about accepting and helping others to develop to their full potential. We will deepen our comprehension skills through drama activities and will base our writing on the text including writing letters, diary entries and persuasive emails. We will also look at biography and autobiography as we read former teachers and alumni memories of the school and consider how it has changed over the 60 years the school has been on the current site.
In maths we will deepen our understanding of place value and use reasoning and problem solving skills to improve our understanding of the concepts of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 and counting in jumps of 100, 1000 and 10000. We will use concrete resources to consolidate mental methods for the four number operations and will learn/practice the written methods for the operations too. There will be plenty of opportunities for investigation activities.
This term we will study the properties of materials including the differences between solids, liquids and gasses. We will undertake experiments to find out which materials are good thermal and electrical conductors and which are insulators and use this knowledge to help create inventions.
Our topic this term will look at the history of Sir Harry's School in its diamond year. We will consider the similarities and differences and will research Sir Harry Johnston and the role he played in Zomba and Malawi as a whole.