Our key text is ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce. The children will be focusing on improving their writing through considering the genres of letter writing, recounts and information texts; linked to both the book and our topic. The key focus will be on developing their knowledge and application of sentences structures and building of vocabulary. They will be deepening their understanding of writing to inform through leaflets and posters. Furthermore, the children will create a non-chronological report linked to Earth and Space and will be learning how to check their work throughout the weeks to support their development.
This term we will be recapping previous topics to consolidate our learning, particularly place value and addition/ subtraction. We will be addressing gaps and applying our learning to problem style questions. We will be continuing our exploration of fractions, decimals and percentages in relation to conversions and finding amounts. After that, we will be moving on to Geometry. The children will refresh their knowledge of the properties of shapes and develop an awareness of position and direction. This will deepen the children’s understanding and ability to identify and measure angles of various shapes.
The children will be answering the key question ”what are the beliefs in Islam?’ The children will gain a greater understanding of the key values and beliefs of the religion and what we can learn from them. The children will explore the practice, meaning and significance of the five pillars of Islam and the importance of these to Muslims. Through investigation and research, the children will also learn about the festival of Ramadan. Through sharing examples of stories and teachings the children will learn about the importance of the Holy Qur’an, how it was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, how it is used and cared for.
This term the children will be taking on the role of trainees in NASA’s Space Programme! The children will be investigating and exploring Earth and Space by becoming researchers, inventors and engineers. The children will gain experience with using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision. The children will gain skills in reporting and presenting findings from enquires, including conclusions and explanations. In addition, the children will learn about significant discoveries, missions, influential figures within the space program and explore the Earth along with other planets in the solar system.
The children will be playing cricket. Their learning will include mastering over arm bowling towards a target as well as throwing towards a target, defending and striking at the wicket, fielding as a team and the rules of quick cricket.
W will be focusing on instilling healthy lifestyle habits. Through the exploration of mental and physical health the children will learn how to recognise that habits can have both positive and negative effects on a healthy lifestyle. The children will focus on mental health and learn valuable strategies for improving concentration as well as techniques for stress relief. The children will learn about what constitutes a healthy diet; how to plan healthy meals; benefits to health and wellbeing of eating nutritionally rich foods and the risks associated with not eating a healthy diet including obesity and tooth decay.
The children will be planning, designing, making and recording their own versions of the moon landing. This will help develop their teamwork and crafting skills. In addition to this, the children will be learning about abstract art, focusing on the artist Peter Thorpe.
We will be exploring music from around the world. We will be listening and appraising a number of different styles such as; reggae, jazz, gospel and blues. The children will also develop their composition and performance skills!
We will be consolidating our learning of the French language. We consider greetings and introductions and practice these in written and oral communications. After this we will move on to introductions of family members, pets and hobbies.