Our current theme is:
We will begin the theme by asking a specific question:
Why has Brazil got one of the world’s fastest growing economies?
The children will begin by looking at the world atlas; they will locate many European countries and recap on continents and capital cities. Following on from this, they will zoom in on South America and Brazil specifically. We will discuss what we already know about Brazil and its famous people and look at and discover all about Brazil’s fruits and other natural resources that Brazil is famous for.
The learning will then move onto looking at the street children of Brazil, we will use P4C lessons to ask sensitive questions about how they live, their lifestyles and how it compares to ours. The children should also consider knowledge of their pen pals in Ethiopia and their way of life to make a three way comparison.
After this our learning will take us onto the neighbouring countries of Brazil and the children will create a collage for Brazil considering symbols/colours/resources linked to the country.
We will then move onto researching all about the Galapagos Islands and learn how Charles Darwin discovered them. The children will research the various species found on these islands. The children will then write a biography about Charles Darwin as well as a non-chronological report about their chosen animal/bird/reptile.
We will finish the unit with a Brazilian enrichment day where the children will design and create an animal/bird/reptile which needs to adapt to live in the Northern hemisphere rather than the Southern. The children will have the opportunity to share their collages/explosion books and celebrate their knowledge gained from the unit with their parents.
Next term we will link most of our English written work to the famous book Skellig, by David Almond. The children will cover a variety of genres including: persuasive letters, diary entries, narrative stories and poetry. Parents will be invited in to support the children in making Skellig sculptures in the style of Alberto Giacometti. The children will design their sculpture using recycled materials.
We will then move onto Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick where the children will create even more pieces of high quality writing linked to the text including: persuasive holiday brochures and descriptive narratives. The children will learn which key features to include and will also use high level vocabulary and punctuation.
In Maths the children will continue to learn more about fractions. They will then move onto a block all about shape including coordinates to describe positions as well as plotting shapes in the four quadrants and translating and reflecting shape. We will also recap on length and capacity and recognise the conversions for various units. Then we will focus on long division and will answer problems based on time. We will recap on all areas learnt so far this year during Maths Meetings so the children are constantly reminded of various skills learnt.
Please can you help your child to make sure they have their reading book and reading record (green book) in school every day. Your child should read as frequently as possible during the week at home, ideally to an adult at least 3 times a week which you can record/sign in the green book, this should be followed by the questions on the bookmarks which were given at the Termly Learning Conferences.
-Comprehension practice sheet which will need to be completed every week. (Due in on Wednesdays)
- x10 spellings in the yellow Spellings Log Book (learn by Wednesday)
- Schofield and Sims (1 page per week, due in on Wednesday)
-(Marvellous Mathematicians - maths question sheet-normally linked to booster session)
- Optional: An activity on spag.com website (your child knows how to access this and knows their log in details)
Extras: Times Tables Rockstars and Spelling Shed. As a school, we pay for these fantastic resources. PLEASE encourage your child to use them regularly – they have had such a positive impact on the children who use these sites regularly; the increase in their confidence and progression has been super!
Thank you for your continued support.
If you have any questions regarding any of the information above or regarding your child’s learning and progress, please do not hesitate to pop in and see me at the end of the day or alternatively make an appointment with the office
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