This half term we will be learning how to write a recount starting with our visit to Tatton Park.
We will focus on using the five Ws: when, where, who, what and why to make sure we include all the information and the recount will be exciting to read. We will continue to use a variety of punctuation choosing the most appropriate for our writing and revisit the use of ‘ed’ for the past tense.
Following on from recounts the class will be reading non-fiction texts about creatures living under the sea, using an index and contents to locate information using alphabetical order. We will look for key features of the text in preparation for writing our own fact sheets culminating in our own non-fiction text.
Our focus for this term is:
- To leave spaces between words
- Use a capital letter at the beginning of sentences
- Use a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark at the end of sentences
- Capital letters for names and pronoun, I
- Write simple sentences
- Use the past tense by adding the suffix -ed
- Use and to join clauses and words
This term we are deepening our understanding of repeated addition, that it can be looked at as 'how many groups of' developing the process into multiplication using arrays.
We shall be practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and using our knowledge of multiples for solving multiplication problems.
Then we will be working on sharing and division, using our knowledge of 2s, 5s and 10s times tables so keep practising at home!
We will becoming historians and using artefacts and photographs to gain information about the past and learn about the seaside and changes which have occurred over time.
We will sort artefacts and compare clothing and entertainment at the seaside into past and present.
We will conduct our own research to find information abut a historical landmark - the Blackpool Tower using a range of tools such as the internet, books and hopefully a site visit!
In geography we will be consolidating our knowledge of the country we live in and working on our map skills by locating and naming the 4 countries of the United Kingdom. Identifying the capital cities of the United Kingdom, Manchester and Blackpool location on a map of the UK.
We will use geographical vocabulary to describe different places visited for example: port, village, coast, island, cliffs, town, city, countryside, seaside.
We will be finding out facts about our nearest seaside resort - Blackpool and identifying features of a seaside resort sorting physical and human features
We will complete a simple sketch map of Blackpool identifying a famous landmark located there and identifying reasons for its location.
We will be looking at the work of local artist LS Lowry comparing his urban pictures to his seaside landscapes.
We will be creating our own pieces of artwork in the style of Lowry using watercolours
We are investigating different categories of living creatures and classifying them into groups.
We will be studying habitats and how animals adapt to their habitat to survive.
During PE week we will be looking at the importance of a healthy and varied diet and exercise.
We will be comparing ceremonies such as weddings and christenings between different faiths and the importance to some people of having beliefs and faith within a religion.
We will use software to classify and present information creating a spreadsheet and editing our work.
We will develop our understanding of how to use the internet safely.
We will listen to a piece of music and respond to what we hear and how it makes us feel. We will learn to sing in harmony developing pitch and timbre. To complete our musical topic we will create our own composition using instruments with control and perform our piece of music to the class.
We will be developing our key movement skills:
using a skipping rope.
jumping in a variety of ways and for height.
bouncing and travelling with a ball showing control.
receiving and trapping a ball.
passing a ball accurately.