Week beginning 21.3.16
In English we will be finding more about about our suspects and their motives as we try to answer our Big Question 'Was Tutankhamen killed?'. We will be getting into role and pretending to be one of the suspects as we write a letter.
In Maths we will be learning how to divide, including whole number remainders, using a number line. We will also be applying our learning by solving division in word problems.
In Geography we will be comparing Egypt to the UK.
Week beginning 14.3.16
In English we will be posing questions and using the drama technique 'hot seating' to explore Tutankhamen in more detail to help us solve the mystery of his death. We will also be learning about using the correct tense in writing to help order events.
In maths we are learning to using counting up to find change from different amounts of money. We will also be learning about dividing using grouping and sharing, including those involving remainders.
In science we will be learning about the water cycle and the processes involved.
Week beginning 7.3.16
In English we are starting a new non fiction unit of work with the BIG question 'Was Tutankhamen killed?'. This week we will be exploring the electronic text 'Who killed Tutankhamen?'to explore the features of non fiction. We will also be posing questions to help us solve the mystery and using the text and other sources to do so.
In maths we are learning to subtract 2 digit and 3 digit numbers using the counting on method on a number line.
In science we will be carrying out some investigations to learn how heating and cooling can change solids into liquids and vice versa.
Week beginning 29.2.16
In English we will be planning and writing our own fantasy stories about dragons. The children will be using ideas from the different dragon stories we have read over the last two weeks.
In maths we will be learning how to add two and three digit numbers using the expanded column method and revising the place value of three digit numbers.
In science we will be carrying out an investigation in gas particles.
On Friday we are celebrating World Book Day with a witches and wizards theme. We will be taking part in lots of Harry Potter themed activities such as making our own potions, writing letters for Hedwig the owl to deliver, creating our own magical creatures and making butterbeer! Don't forget to wear your spell-binding outfit.
Week beginning 22.2.16
In English we will be reading two versions of 'George and the Dragon'. We will be comparing the stories and answering comprehension questions. We will also be reading 'The Paper Bag Princess' by Robert Munsch and writing a book review to share our own opinions of a text.
In maths we will be learning about irregular and regular polygons and how to calculate the perimeter of 2d shapes.
In science we will be learning about solids, liquids and gases.
Week beginning 8.2.16
In english we will be writing a detailed description of different dragons from the book 'Tell Me Dragon' by Jackie Morris. We will also be doing lots of reading comprehension work this week and writing invitations ready for our Inspire afternoon after half term.
In maths we will be carrying out a 2d shape investigation to learn about their properties in more depth.
This week we are starting a new unit of work in science on changing materials and states of matter.
Week beginning 1.2.16
In English we are starting a new unit of work on fantasy stories. We will be reading 'The Dragon Machine' by Helen Ward and answering comprehension questions. We will be writing a character profile of the main character in the book called George. Also, we will be writing a detailed description of different dragons from the book 'Tell Me Dragon' by Jackie Morris.
In maths we will be learning how to find fractions of amounts. We will also be learning how to measure and identify right angles as well as naming and knowing the properties of a range of 2D shapes.
In art we will be making our own printing tiles and using these to create some Egyptian art work.
Week beginning 25.1.16
In English we will be planning and writing our final poem based on the poem 'I am song'. We will also be starting our new unit on Fantasy stories. We will read and explore the book 'Dragon Machine by Helen Ward.
In maths we are learning to identify 1/2s, 1/3s, 1/4s, 1/6s and 1/8s: realising how many of each make a whole; finding equivalent fractions and finding fractions of amounts.
In history we will be learning about the importance of Pharoahs in Ancient Egypt and we will also be placing key events from the period on a timeline.
Week beginning 18.1.16
In English we will be writing our own poem based on 'Bedtime' by Eleanor Farjeon. We will also be discussing our thoughts about lots of traditional poems. We will also continue to learn about adverbs and how to use these in our writing.
In maths we will be learning about multiplication facts for the 2, 4 and 8 times tables and how they are linked. We will also be learning how to identify 1/2s, 1/3s, 1/4s, 1/6s and 1/8s and realise how many of each fraction make a whole.
In history we will be learning about the importance of the River Nile for the Ancient Egyptians and how archaelogy can help us learn about things from the past such as Tutankamen and his tomb.
Week beginning 11.1.16
In English we will be continuing with our unit of work on traditional poems. We will be writing our own poems based on ‘Sounds of the Evening’ by Eleanor Farjeon. We will also be learning how to use adverbial phrases and descriptive sentences in our writing.
In maths we will be learning how to multiply and divide numbers by 10 and count on in steps of 10, 50 and 100. We will also be adding two digit numbers using partitioning crossing over 10s and 100s.
We will be starting our history work on the Ancient Egyptians this week. We will be using atlases to locate Egypt and the River Nile on a map and begin to discuss the importance of the River Nile.
Week beginning 4.1.16
In English we are starting a new unit of work on traditional poems. We will be reading and learning poems by Charles Causley and Eleanor Farjeon and learning one by heart with a focus on expression and fluency. We will also be learning to identify and define nouns and adjectives within poems.
In maths we are learning about place value in 2 and 3 digit numbers, ordering and comparing numbers and calculating place value addition and subtractions.
In science this week we will be learning about water resistance and up thrust, air resistance and how forces act upon mechanisms such as pulleys, gears and levers.