we will be looking at the author Eoin Colfer and studying his book ‘The legend of Spud Murphy’ as a class reader. In creative writing, we will be focusing on Story Settings and Traditional Tales, which will involve the use of adjectives, similes and metaphors covered in our grammar lessons.
In Numeracy we will be focusing upon multiplication tables, factors and multiples. We will be continuing and developing the four basic rules of maths in both mechanical and problematic form, and in our topic work we will be investigating 2 and 3D shapes and symmetry in further detail.
As Scientists, we will be looking at plants. We will study the parts of flowering plants and their functions, the conditions affecting plant growth and plants as living things. We will also investigate how water is transported in plants and describe plant life cycles, in particular how seeds are formed, dispersed and germinate. We will be growing our own plants and studying them over a period of time.
As Geographers we will be studying the continent Europe. We will be learning about different countries in Europe, the climate, famous European Landmarks and the physical features of Europe.
As Historians we will be studying the Tudor period from 1485 to 1603. We will be looking at the various monarchs, starting with Henry VII through to Elizabeth I., and discovering what Tudor life was like from war and entertainment to crime and punishment. This term, we will be focussing on Henry VII and his rise to power after his success at the Battle of Bosworth
As Creative Technicians we will be covering ‘portraying relationships’ where we will be analysing painting, prints, photographs and other images that include figures to examine the relationships between those featured in the artwork. We will compose a double portrait, using various artistic skills, to convey ideas about ourselves and relationships with others in our lives.
As Linguists we will be looking at various aspects of ‘The Zoo’ which will involve learning vocabulary about animals through role play, activities and songs.
As Musicians, we will be studying ‘Carnival of the Animals’ by the French composer Camille Saint-Saens. We will be listening to, and appraising, his music whilst composing and performing music related to animals. We will also be making music on ‘Music Box’ software.