This term we are exploring who was the first man to walk on the moon. We will look at important dates in space travel and plot them on a timeline. We will also look at Neil Armstrong’s life, as well as finding out how to look for information from the past.
We have also been reading The Owl Who Was Afraid of the dark, writing a character descriptions of Plop, the baby barn owl. Then we will explore non-fiction writing and write a report about owls.
In Maths, we have looked at fractions, and will look at statistics and shape too.
In Science we are learning about growth and survival for animals, including humans. as well as thinking about being healthy. Also, we thinking about what it means to be honest in Beliefs and Values as well as comparing a range of Rock music in our Music lessons.
In Autumn our enquiry question was "Why is the North Pole cold?"
During this topic we read The Polar Express and wrote setting descriptions of the North Pole. We then read and wrote poetry with a winter theme. In Linked Learning we explored the Arctic Circle, it's countries, animals and compared an Arctic town to our local town, Heywood. We also created our own winter painting in Art.
In Science we looked at habitats and what animals are suited to that environment.
In Maths, we have looked at money and multiplication and division.
Timetable: We begin each morning with reading before assembly.. Then we do our English, Maths, and reading lessons for the rest of the morning. In the afternoons we do all of the other subjects as part of our Linked Learning plus Science, Computing and ICT.
Reading: As well as reading regularly at school, children are expected to read as often as possible at home too. This might not always be your reading book, but reading diaries can still be signed so children can move up the Reading Challenge! Reading books will be changed three times a week on Mondays,Tuesdays and Fridays.
Spellings: Children will be given spellings to learn every week. It is important to practice them regularly so they are ready for their spelling test on a Friday. They will need their spelling book on this day!
Homework: A homework sheet will be sent home on a Friday. This will be a maths based activity to practise the learning taking place in class. Holiday homework will be a pre-learning project to prepare for the new topic, and children also have access to Mathletics at home.
PE: Children will have two PE lessons per week, Mondays and Thursdays, and will need full PE kits for it so they can join in.