This half term our topic is 'Dare to Be Different!' and we will be answering the question,
'Are we really different?'
We are so excited to welcome all of the children back to school after such a long time!
In Literacy, we will be immersing ourselves in the truly heart-warming story - 'Wonder' by R.J Palacio. We will be reading the book in our guided reading sessions and watching the film adaptation during literacy sessions. Using the Talk 4 Writing approach, we will be familiarising ourselves with the characters, plot and themes through the story and then moving on to write character descriptions, character comparisons, letters, blogs, diary entries, scene descriptions and short stories.
In Maths, we will be exploring place value and the four operations, as well as practising times tables and developing our mental calculations.
In R.E we will reflect on this half term's value of 'FRIENDSHIP'. We will also be answering the question - 'Who is a Muslim and how do they live?'
In Science we will be investigating the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function as well as exploring the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.
In Geography we will focus on comparing a region of the UK with a region of Europe and North America.
In History, we will be investigating and learning about significant people from history who were treated differently but defied society's perception of them.
In Art, we will be looking at the work and life of Pablo Picasso and creating our own Picasso-style artwork. We will also learn how art can evoke emotion and thought and create our own emotion-evoking artwork.
Check out this page for photos below, showing all of the fantastic things we have been doing in our learning!
At home - your challenge is to continue working towards your next Reading Karate Band. Make sure you are also using Sum Dog, Spelling Shed, SPAG.com, Times Table Rockstars and preparing for your weekly spellings challenges! It is so important, now more than ever, that parents and teachers work together to ensure the children have the best education there is to offer!