Class Teacher - Miss Knott
Teaching Assistant - Catherine
For our first term, we will be reading two core texts and basing our writing around them. Firstly, we will read Fleeing the War by Steve Sharra - a Malawian author. The book looks at the story of two refugee children fleeing from war in Mozambique who set up home in Malawi. We will consider the different points of view of the characters and write an epilogue.
Then we will read the novel Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman. This fits into our science topic where we are learning about the human circulatory system. We will write a non-chronological report about hearts and think about persuasive texts.
In term 2 we will focus on fraction work putting the number work from the first term into practice. We will use concrete materials to consolidate our understanding of fractions and will learn to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages as well as to calculate using fractions. We will also do some work on geometry focusing on the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, measuring, drawing and calculating angles using protractors and translating and reflecting shapes.
This term we will be focussing on biological sciences. We will learn about the human circulatory system and how to live a healthy lifestyle.
Our topic this term is Africa. We will look at geographical skills using atlases including finding out about the different types of maps that are included and thinking about climate zones and biomes within Africa.
We will look at some of the earliest African civilisations and also consider some important individuals from the continent. .
We will be studying Islam and learning about the Muslim Holy texts, places of worship and main beliefs. We will start to consider the similarities and differences between Islam and some other major world religions.
We will make art works using a range of different materials inspired by African artists and Islamic designs.
Working in groups, we will continue to develop swimming skills and build up speed and stamina by improving technique.