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Welcome to Java!

Our teacher is Miss Evans.

Star of the week is 

Star Reader is 

Star Mathematician is 

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Our Class Representatives:

School Council: Imogen

Eco: George

Rights Respecting School: Jaisey

 

Our topic this term is:

Out of this World

We will be exploring space through all of our curriculum areas this term through different projects and practical activities. We will be exploring shadows and reflections in art. We will be learning about different mountain ranges in the UK, Europe, South America and even on Mars! We will be delving into past space travel and exploring the life of astronauts. In computing, we will be developing our own space race games using an online programme, Scratch. We will be using our design an technology skills to make our own space buggies which will help develop our understanding of different forces. 

 

We will focus strongly on practising our handwriting and improving our spellings this term. We will explore figuarative language to create imagery for our readers which will help us to write exciting poems about the moon. We will be exploring the life of famous astronauts to help us develop our biographical writing. We will also be writing our own adventure stories where we will develop some more of our gramatical skills such as fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and relative clauses.

 

In Maths this term we will be continuing in our quest to climb the rockstar ladder by improving our times table recall. We will be focusing on place value this term and really developing a secure understanding of the value of digits. We will revise ordering numbers and rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and 10000. We will be multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 as well as revisiting our addition and subtraction calculations. We will also explore the properties of numbers including multiples, factors and prime numbers.

Everyday in class we will be completing our guided reading tasks. We will focus on five key words each week to help us develop a deep understanding of new vocabulary. To help us read aloud and with intonation, we will practise echo reading every day and will use exciting and rich texts to help us enjoy reading.

     

We will be having PE every Monday and Thursday. We will be developing our skills in invasion games and learning how to work well as a team to build tactics in a competitive game. We will also be developing our ball skills in both hockey and basketball.

This term we will be learning about space. We will investigate all the planets in the solar system and how they move. We will make models to explain the movement of the sun, moon and Earth in relation to each other. We will also be developing our understanding of why we have night and day and the different time zones around the world. We will explore the history of what people believed about how the solar system is positioned and moves.