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Our teacher is

MRS DELL

Our Topic this term is...

 

A Walk On The Wild Side

 

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English, Reading and Spelling  

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Poetry:  We will read a wide range of riddles and also write our own ones about different animals we are exploring through our topic.

Non-Fiction Reports: We will explore features of both chronological and non-chronological reports and write our own reports on how to save hedgehogs and their declining habitats.

Grammar: possessive apostrophes; singular nouns; proper nouns;

Spelling: statutory spelling list; words ending in –sure; homophones; personal tricky spellings.

 

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Maths

We will be focusing on these mathematical concepts:

•Multiplication and division facts in the context of time and measurement.
•Place Value.
 
• We will also continue to work in our CLIC groups to support mental maths skill and plug individual gaps to accelerate progress.

 

In Big maths/CLIC sessions we will focus on the following concepts;

•Counting in multiples of 4, 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000

•Multiplication and division facts (times tables).

 

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Scientific and Technological Understanding

Science: We will be investigating living things and their habitats through fun and practical activities.  In particular we will explore and use classification keys to help us group and identify a variety of living things in our local and wider environment.  We will also be learning facts about the water cycle and its role in nature. 

DT:  We will be creating bug or hedgehog houses to support the school environment and encourage animals to call it home. We will also be cooking toffee apples to celebrate Harvest.

Computing:  we will be using search engines to research our topic and use a range of software to present our work for different purposes.

 

Understanding Arts and Culture

Art: we will explore wire sculptures through the work of Giacometti and create our own animal sculptures made out of tinfoil and wire.

Music: we will listen to Carnival of the Animals and use a range of musical terminology to describe what we hear.

 

 

Understanding the World

Geography: we will be learning all about our local environment with a practical field study of Fairlands, including making our own maps with grid references and keys

History:  we will learn about the history of Fairlands Valley park and other important habitats in Stevenage. We will also explore key facts about the life of David Attenborough

RE:  we will be comparing differences in the harvest festivals celebrated by Christians, Muslims and Sikhs.

 

Understanding Physical Development, Health and Well-being

PE:  we will be dancing this term, focusing on our awareness of position, control, timing and sequence.

 

 

Spanish

 

Spanish:  we will be practising colours, greetings and numbers to 100.

PSHCE: we will be learning about ‘Being Me in My Own World’ and how to be good school citizens

 

 

 

 

 

Class charter

 

As part of being a Rights Respecting School, in Amazon we developed our own class charter agreeing rights we should be entitled to in school. We also agreed on a list of responsibilities that every person should follow.

Our Class Representatives  

School Council:  Evie

Eco Council: Harry-Rose

RRS: Ollie

Star Learners

Star of the week:

 

 

Reading Star:

 

Maths Star:

 

Lunchtime Star:

 

Homework

 

 

Spellings

Spellings will be sent home once every fortnight before the children are tested on Friday.