In Religious education the children will be exploring 3 topics, one per month.
The first topic is Spread the Word. This is all about sharing the Good news of Easter and how Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to help us after he returned to Heaven.
The second topic is rules. The children will learn about why rules at home and school are helpful and important. This will lead onto rules in the Christian family and what God's rule is. They will learn all about being sorry and forgiveness.
Our final topic of the year is
Would you like to live in a small village in another country in another continent?
You will be finding out all about life in a small Ghanaian Village and seeing how it is the same and how it is different to yours.
Come on a journey and explore what it is like to live in Africa. You will learn all about Ghanaian traditions and customs, including their music and art.
As scientists the children will be learning all about life cycles and observing some at first hand. They will be developing their scientific skills through observation, describing and explaining. They will also revisit habitats in the school grounds and see how they change over time. They will also visit Suntrap an environmental centre in Epping Forest.
Children will be making a presentation on PowerPoint about Ghana.
Art and Design
As artists the children will be looking at African Art and painting their very own African Mask. They will also be designing and recreating their own Kente cloth design on paper.
Grammar: The children will be consolidating their knowledge of past, present and future tenses.
They will further develop their knowledge of four types of sentences:
QUESTION, COMMAND, EXCLAMATION AND STATEMENT and use a variety of these in their writing.
They should also be able to use contractions where two words are shortened to one like: do not don't; I am I'm; have not haven't and know where to put the apostrophe.
Punctuation: the children should be able to punctuate all written work with full stops, question marks, exclamation marks and use commas (in a list) consistently. THIS IS ESSENTIAL.
Children will continue working on problem solving using the four operations. They will be putting their knowledge of different strategies, for example blank number lines and partitioning and recombining, into practice choosing which strategy is the most appropriate to solve a problem. The children will be encouraged to verbally explain how they got their answers.
They will also be solving problems with money, time and other measures.
They will be able to sort 3D shapes and describe some of their features, e.g. edges, vertices and faces.
They will be also learning the vocabulary related to length, mass and capacity and measure using standard units; metres, centimetres, kilograms and litres.
In music they will be learning lots of songs about Africa and they will learn how important drums are in African culture. they will have lots of practise on drums, culminating in a drumming workshop.
This half term we will be focusing on country dancing. The children will learn how to keep in time with the music, creating their own actions and movements.
The children will be given Literacy, Grammar and Maths work on a Friday to be returned on Monday. The purpose of home learning is to reinforce the skills that the children have been working on during the week.
Please keep checking our website for any current information and updates throughout the year.
Don't forget to use PURPLE MASH, where there are lots of fun games and interactive activities for the children to use. Use the link at the bottom of the page where you can type in your child's personal login and password.