Our topic this term is Ancient Greece and we are linking this into many other areas of the curriculum.
Here are some of the areas of work we will be focussing on this term:
In Literacy we will be looking at Stories from other Cultures. We will be reading ‘Journey to Jo’burg’ by Beverley Naidoo. The novel is set in South Africa during apartheid and we will be exploring themes related to inequality. We will also be focusing on explanation writing, linking our literacy to our History topic. We intend to also cover Performance Poetry, Older Literature and Film Narrative. Spelling, punctuation and grammar work will continue to play a significant part either through work related to the literacy focus or as separate tasks.
At the beginning of each half term we will review and consolidate Calculations. We will move on to cover : Fractions, Percentages, Area, Perimeter and Volume, 3d shape, and Data Handling. Problem solving investigations will run through all topics.
Earth, Sun and Moon – the children could find out the times for sunset/sunrise, follow the moon cycle or undertake any related research or trips and share this with the class.
Relationships and Cultures are the two main themes as we explore feelings, issues of equality and difference, self-awareness and empathy.
Music (Mrs Bradley)
The children will be developing their knowledge of musical notation, rhythm, style, accompaniment and appreciation. Singing – focus on diction and dynamics and repertoire. Mood music – how it makes us feel, how it enhances a film or visual image.
Art in the Environment is the initial topic as the class will be out and about practising their art skills in different locations in HB. Followed by lots of exciting work for the Tour de France.
Parts of the body and Family members.
Striking and fielding games;Kwik-cricket and rounders. Orienteering and Athletics will feature more in the second part of the term leading up to Sports Day.
Holy Words/Sacred Writing and their influence for certain individuals/communities. We will also be exploring the themes of Authority and Respect.
Poet In Residence- Peter Sansomwill be working with all the classes this term.
Homework will be given out on Fridays and is due in the following Wednesday. This is usually to consolidate work done in class or a related activity and we try to give homework across a range of subjects.
Children should continue to learn their multiplication tables. Any extra practice at home would be an advantage.
Spellings to learn at home will be given out on Mondays and the children will be tested the following week. Pupils are encouraged to use a ‘look, cover, say, write and check’ method to learn words. The words usually have a theme or common letter string or pattern, and sometimes are topic-related.
P.E days are: Wednesdays and Thursdays
In addition to the above, there will also be extra events such as a farm visit, activities linked to the Tour de France… etc. which we will inform you of nearer the time. Here’s to a busy, fun and productive summer term !
Mrs. S. Wright