Class Teacher - Miss Knott
In the first half term we will be studying texts linked to our topic of Extreme Earth. We will study two short texts : The Firework Makers Daughter by Phillip Pullman and Escape from Pompei by Christina Balit. We will consider how the authors create effects through the vocabulary that they choose and use the books as inspiration for out own narrative writing. As well as this we will look at non-fiction texts and develop note taking and research skills to produce a factual report about natural disasters.
We are beginning the year by consolidating our understanding of place value for numbers up to a million.. We will continue to focus on number, looking at mental and written methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will do problem solving activities involving all of these operations to ensure a thorough understanding of the skills. We are also beginning to look at geometry, in particular measuring angles and understanding 3d shapes.
We are looking at the classification of living things and the work of Carl Linnaeus. We will also look at life cycles including pollination of plants. We will be doing a residential to Game Haven near Blantyre as part of our science topic. where we will get to see a wide range of plant and animal life.
Our topic for the first half term is Extreme Earth. We will study earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, hurricanes and floods. We will look at both the physical features of these events and the human impact of them.
After half term we will study the Aztecs. We will learn about their beliefs and social structures and explore how archaeologists learn about the past through objects.