Mrs Cox on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Mrs Ross on Thursdays and Fridays
This half term we are moving on to our History topic of 'From Stone Age to Iron Age'. We will link this to other curriculum areas, most notable Art and Writing. Our Science topic is 'The Circulatory System' where the children will learn about how blood transports oxygen and nutrients around the body and they will see a real pig heart dissection!
Our class novel this half term is Malorie Blackman's 'Pig Heart Boy' where there are obvious links to our Science. we will be learning how to write formal letters and will construct and take part in debates about organ donation.
We are moving on to fractions, decimals and percentages in Maths.
Please see our curriculum plans below for full details of our learning for this term and the rest of the year.
This year we will be studying the following curriculum:
Autumn: we start our adventure with our topic 'The Americas' where we will be exploring the wonders of these 2 continents. Our class novel will be The Explorer.
Spring: our topic is The Circulatory and Healthy Lifestyles. We will study these areas of the human body through both our Science and English curriculums, using Malorie Blackman's fantastic novel Pig Heart Boy'. We will debate the ethics of organ donation and carry out our own pig heart dissection!
Summer: our topic is The Battle of Britain and World War 2.
We will also study Electricity, making our own models with working circuits, and Classification.
Please take a look at our recommended books to read with your child. Sharing books with them is something you can do regularly to support them in their learning. Listen to your child read; read to them. Ask them questions about what they are reading: Do they understand all of the language? Are they following the plot developments? Can they make predictions about the progression of the story? Have they understood what's being inferred by the author?
These books are recommendations only, not compulsory! There are many other wonderful novels and anthologies available to the children.