In Literacy we will be looking at and continuing to appraise the author Michael Morpurgo and studying his book “The Butterfly Lion” more in depth as a class reader. We will also begin to study The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and as with The Butterfly Lion we will be using the book as a class reader. In creative writing we will be focusing on Report Writing, Instructional Texts and Newspaper and Journalistic Writing which will involve the use of persuasive language , similes and metaphors as well as more advanced grammar covered in our general English lessons.
In Numeracy we will be focusing once again upon multiplication tables, factors , multiples and prime numbers We will be continuing and developing the four basic rules of maths in both mechanical and problematic form but concentrating on Long Multiplication Long division and more advanced Fractions and in our topic work we will be investigating further – Time and working out Time tables and concentrating on Angles and Degrees
As Scientists, we will be learning about Materials and their uses including the in depth study of – solids , liquids and gases. We will be looking at the different types of rocks and their properties. We will look at Reversible and Non- reversible changes an dlink this in to our Geography topic on Climate’
As Geographers we will be further investigating the Weather around the World – where we will be looking at holiday destinations and the different types of weather, extreme temperatures and climate patterns.
As Historians we will be continuing our studies of Raider and Settlers and this term concentrating on The Saxons. We will be delving into the lifestyle and activities of these people and creating a Saxon journal which will link up with our literacy topic of Journalistic writing.
As Creative Technicians we will be covering the topic -“ Pop Art” where the children will be making observations and collect research to inform sketches and designs based on the Artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. The Children will make repeated image photos in the style of Andy Warhol using our I pads. And they will look closely at the images of Roy Lichtenstein drawing children’s attention to repeated use of dots to create a larger images.