During the spring term, through a series of lively and interesting activities, Dahl class will build their knowledge of oceans and seas around the world. We will begin to understand the different environments these represent and how they affect life on land as well as at sea. We will develop their geographical skills and build up our knowledge of food chains, exploration, and evolution. Dahl class will learn about the seas that surround the UK, develop knowledge of the oceans and look at the continents of the world. We will investigate how waves are caused and how they move. Inspired, we will also use a variety of techniques to create an ocean scene collage.
Later in the term, Dahl class will explore the ways in which transport has changed over the time of our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. We will develop a chronology of, and examine different forms of, domestic transport. We will begin to develop a chronology of automobiles, trains and space travel.
In science, we will find out facts about the Sun and observe its apparent movement across the sky. We will investigate how shadows change during the day. Discuss the four seasons and varied day length. We will also describe the weather associated with each season and the changes this brings.
In computing we will be learning to research and in indoor P.E will be developing our gymnastic skills. In outdoor PE we will be improving our aiming, hitting and kicking skills.
In literacy, we will be looking at a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts. We will be looking at traditional tales, stories with recurring language, reports and create poems. In numeracy, we will be developing and applying the number system, securing numerical fluency and calculating. We will also be understanding fractions, measure, statistics and understanding geometry (properties of shape).
Reading Books and Tricky Words
Please read regularly with your child and help them to learn their tricky words. Also comment in your child's diary each time you read with them. Reading books will be changed on a Monday and each child will take home two books. Pupils will also have the opportunity to bring a book home from the school library. Please make sure children have their books available to read everyday.If your child is learning their tricky words these will be changed on a weekly basis.
Pupils will be set homework on a Friday the homework will consist of spellings and a piece of work from an area of the curriculum. Also each child will be expected to complete their daily work program on DoodleMaths.
This term indoor P.E will take place on a Monday and outdoor P.E will take place on a Friday. The children will require a sky blue polo top with a school badge, plain royal blue shorts, royal blue track suit and trainers. P.E kits should be kept in school in case of any timetable changes and will be sent home fortnightly to be washed. For health and safety reasons earrings and watches should be removed for all PE lessons and long hair must be tied up.
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