Spring Term - Literacy
This term we have enjoyed reading the book 'Floodland' by Marcus Sedgwick. We explored the key characters and wrote a letter to the main character, Zoe, offering her advice. We focused on 'Persuasive Writing' and looked at a variety of examples of this genre to understand the key features. First we wrote a persuasive speech in the role of Dooby, with the purpose of persuading the other islanders to let him become the leader. As Floodland is based around the theme of climate change, for our final piece of writing we tried to persuade people to change their habits to decrease the impact we are having on the earth. We also enjoyed designing a new front cover for Floodland after watching a video of Marcus Sedgwick explaining that he has not been keen on the three front covers that Floodland has had so far.
Spring Term - Maths
This term we have focused our learning on fractions, decimals and percentages. We have found equivalent fractions and reduced fractions to their simplest form. We have looked at the relationship between mixed numbers and improper fractions and ordered fractions by finding a common denominator and on a number line. When looking at percentages we found percentages of amounts and we have rounded decimals to the nearest decimal place. We have also been very busy with our Numeracy Passports and many of us are now on our next passport!
Spring Term - Science
This term we have been learning about Electricity. We started by learning about what electricity is and developing our understanding of the nucleus and electrons. We became confident with building a series circuit and representing the circuit components with scientific symbols. We tested different materials to see if they were conductors or insulators. We discovered what happens when you add more electrical components into the circuit and and how the number of cells and voltage affect the components in a circuit.
Spring Term - Other Curriculum Areas
In History we have started our topic on World War 2. So far we have enjoyed learning about chronology and starting a World War 2 timeline to show the key events. We have also developed our understanding of why World War 2 took place and who were the key countries and leaders. We are all very excited to be continuing with this topic in the Summer Term.
In Geography we found out about different types of settlements and land use. We particularly enjoyed looking at night time images of the world to see where settlements are and why they are found there. We also learnt about different types of migration and focused on The Windrush and the Atlantic Slave Trade.
In PE we showed tested our strength, balance and coordination when using the big apparatus.