Welcome back. I hope you all had a fantastic half term. Our main topic this term is Earth and Space. We will be doing lots of science finding out all about the different planets in our solar system, the moon and the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night. We will also be learning about the space race and the first moon landing and the significance that this has had on our life today. What might be different if we didn’t make it into space?
In maths, we will be continuing our learning about fractions and simplifying fractions. We will also begin to learn about the place value in decimal numbers and converting units of measurement.
In English, we will be writing instructions to explain how to make a poppy using wool and a paper plate. We will then write a diary entry as if we were a captain on ‘Star Trek’ and will describe a new planet that we have visited explaining what we saw and what happened there. Finally, we will be writing a newspaper report about a new planet that has been discovered.
In PE, we will be developing our balance and coordination skills with gymnastics this term and creating sequences to some space themed music.
In art, we will be looking at the space artwork of Peter Thorpe and creating an abstract space picture using a variety of materials. Along the way, we will be developing our sketching of 3D objects and discussing perspective in pictures. We will also be creating a remembrance poppy by sewing wool in a pattern on a poppy shaped card.
In computing, we will be using the ipads to record our diary entries and will create backgrounds using a green screen to show what our new world was like.
In RE, we will be discussing the Christmas story and will be forming our own thoughts and ideas about whether or not we believe that that happened or possibly that only parts of it happened.
As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to myself or Mrs James. Please find our topic web attached.
We are looking forward to a fantastic term.
Miss Partridge and Mrs James