Our Summer term learning
We Follow a scheme called, 'Learning and Growing as the people of God'.
The first unit is: Easter where the children will be introduced to accounts of the Resurrection appearances of Christ in the four Gospels.
The second unit is Pentecost where the children will study the story of Pentecost and identify the effects that it had upon disciples.
The third unit is Sharing in the life of Christ where the children will be given the opportunity to find out about religious customs from around the world.
Our final unit is Special roles and Responsibilities where the children will learn about the different tasks and responsibilities given to the people in the church.
In English we will be studying the David Walliams book Mr Stink and writing character studies and our own story based on this. We will also look at diary writing and will use the book Diary of a Killer Cat to support our learning.
This term in Maths we are preparing for the MTC - Multiplication Check. Please keep practicising your sound checks on TTRS.
We start the term with decimals - making a whole, ordering, comparing, adding and subtracting decimals. We then move on to Money - Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence, Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places.
Finally before half term we make a start on Time - convert between different units of measure [for example, kilometre to metre; hour to minute. Please can you practice telling the time with your child at home.
After half term we continue with time, then move to Statistics - solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs, and finish the year with Geometry and property of shapes - compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes.
This term we have 3 focus areas; 2Logo, Animation and Effective Searching. As with every half term we will have a weekly focus on Online Safety, reminding the children of the SMART rules. We continue to use Purple Mash. In 2Logo the children will be trying to code the turtle to write their name, this is always a fun activity that can be repeated at home. In Animation we will be creating a flick book using stop motion animation. And finally we focus on effective searching, how to find the right website amongst the millions of results from a search. We also look at a wide range of Search engines including Duck Duck Go and Swiss Cows.
During the first half term, we will be studying mountains where the children will learn about the mountain ranges of the UK and describe the climate of different mountains.
In the second half term, we will be studying natural resources and knowing how the use of natural resources has changed.
The whole term will be spent looking closely at the Ancient Egyptians. The children will learn about the importance of the River Nile and learn about how and why the pyramids were built. We will be learning about what evidence tells us about everyday life for men, women and children.
Our focus is on the famous British sculptor, Henry Moore.
The aim is to understand how he works and create a piece of art in his style by the end of the term.
The unit of work we are studying is electrical circuits. By the end of the term we will be making a head torch for an Ancient Egyptian archeologist to use.