We will also be focusing on our mental maths skills and ensuring we are fluent with our number knowledge.
It is important that multiplication and division recall is regularly practiced and so we will complete TT Rockstars in class throughout the week and will also complete an online TT Rockstars session in our ICT suite once a week.
English: In English, we will be writing a biography on Jacques Cousteau and looking into the work of William Shakespeare. We will focusing on the cohesion of our writing throughout this term. The two books we will be focusing on this term are: Manfish by Jennifer Berne and Poetry for Kids William Shakespeare By Marguerite Tassi
Evolution and Inheritance: In Science we will be looking at how living things have changed over time and how fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. We will be learning to recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents. We will also be learning to identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution.
Discrimination and Slavery: In Geography we will be using a map to identify key places in relation to the slave trade and be learning to describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links.
In History we will be learning about the transportation of slaves to other countries and the conditions faced by slaves during the Atlantic passage. We will be learning the significance of the trade to the development of british life and role of Martin Luther King, William Wilberforce and Nelson Mandela in fight against discrimination.
Please can all PE Kits be in school throughout the school week. Our PE sessions will take place on a Monday and Wednesday throughout this term. All children are to come to school wearing their PE tops on their PE days. Please can all items be clearly labelled.
Please note: Some PE lessons may be outside and therefore children may wish to have a long sleeve jumper for colder days.
Please can all children bring in a labelled water bottle for the to use throughout their day at school.
All homework will be online for both Maths and English. Maths and English homework will be set on opposite weeks and Spellings and Rockstars practice will be set weekly. Homework will be set on a Friday and due on a Wednesday. Spelling tests will take place on a Wednesday.
It is expected that children will read at home every day, please encourage children to log this in their planners. Children do not need to read to an adult for each session and independent reading is more than suitable. There is a joy in sharing a book with a family member, younger sibling or friend, so please do encourage this where possible.
Should you need to speak to me please either write a note in your child’s planner or contact the school office, who will either pass the message to me or arrange for me to contact you. Please ensure if you write a note for me in your child’s planner, they come into school with it in their hand to guarantee I see the message.
Thank you for your support,