In English this half term, we will be planning and writing a balanced argument (is it better to be a child or an adult?). We will also be writing an information text linked to our Globetrotters week (Wales). Towards the end of the term we will be writing a recount based on the short film 'Alma'.
In maths this half term, we will be working on: volume, capacity, metric units and imperial units. It is imperative that all children know their times tables as this will help scaffold their learning and progress. All children have login details for Math Shed and Times Table Rock Stars. These websites will help children to learn their times tables at home, as well as in school.
Children will have 2 science lessons per week and each week will focus on a particular topic. Each topic will then be revisited at certain points throughout the year in order to deepen the learning and create links between all areas of science.
This half term the children will be looking again at levers and pulleys, air resistance reversible and irriversible changes.
This year, history and geography lessons will be alternated each week and, like with science, topics will be revisited at regular intervals throughout the year rather than being taught in blocks. This is to allow for deeper connections to be made and to strengthen retention in long term memory.
This term in history, we will be learning about the Victorians and Tudors. We will be studying their place in history, their conflicts, inventions and ways of life.
This term in geography, we will be looking at different biomes from around the world, including the freshwater biome, the marine biome and the tropical rainforest biome. This will involve looking at their locations, physical features, diversity and the processes involved in creating such areas. We will also be taking part in more of our Barwic Globetrotter experiences. This half term we will be going to Wales and Australia!