In English this term we will be studying - The film 'Alma' -focusing on diary writing, suspense writing and journalistic writing and 'The Spider and the fly' by Mary Howitt – focusing on narrative poetry. The writing skills we will focus on are:
- Effective use of verbs and adjectives and thesaurus work
- Subordinating conjunctions and complex sentences
- Creating imagery
- Show don't tell
- Similes and metaphors
- Varying sentence types
- Relative clauses
- Direct/Indirect Speech
- Fronted adverbials
- Rhyming words and syllables
Whole Class Reading
Our Author for the Spring Term is Robert Swindells who wrote the book 'Room 13'. The children will study this book in class and answer a range of questions about it in pairs as well as independently.
In maths the children will be learning all about multiplication and division, fractions, decimals and percentages, perimeter and area and statistics. We will focus on multiplication were we will multiply by 2,3 and 4 digit numbers and use our multiplication skills with many reasoning problems as well as applying our times table knowledge to division and learning the correct methods for short and long division. will then move on to adding and subtracting fractions, ordering and comparing fractions, as well as changing denominators and writing fractions to their simplest. During decimals we will understand the place value of decimals and their link to fractions and decimals. Perimeter/area will look at a range of 2D shapes and calculations and finally we will focus on bar charts and line graphs.
In science we will be starting the term at Mount Carmel. We will take part in science lessons at our local High School focusing on light and electricity. We will then move on to properties of materials and investigate: irreversible & reversible changes, separation, filtering, sieving, condensation, melting and dissolving.
History takes place on a Tuesday afternoon and is taught by Mrs Bentley, this term the children will be learning all about the Tudor Era! We will be looking at the War of the Roses, Henry V111 and his six wives, Tudor life and the one the children love most of all, Crime and Punishment!! ...Off with her head!
Art takes place on a Tuesday afternoon and is taught by Mrs Bentley, this term the children will be working on
Design and Technology
As we continue our Spring Term with excitement we will begin
In PE will will have a specialist coach in teaching us Dance and then move on to our second block of Swimming lessons. Later on in the term, we will continue with Dance and we will be learning the 'Haka' and we will also be learning Hockey.
This term we are learning about ‘Samba’ music. We will explore all the instruments linked to samba and practise many different rhythm patterns. We will create many pieces which we can’t wait to perform to you at the end of the term!
In French we are focusing on describing the weather.
In RE we will be learning all about Jesus’s mission and our local diocese – what the role of a Bishop is and what his mission is for our local diocese. We will focus on the Gospels and discuss the difficulties Jesus faced when following his mission and talk about the best ways we can overcome disagreements and mixtures of opinions in our own lives. We will then focus on Lent and the sacrifices we make during this time. We will then focus on the pentecost of the power of transformation.
In computing we are learning about blogging and we will create our own class blog on Purple mash. We will then study concept maps and study the different ways in which ideas can be presented.
In the spring term for PSHE we focus on:
Belonging to a community - Protecting the environment; compassion towards others
Media literacy and Digital resilience - How information online is targeted; different media types, their role and impact
Money and Work - Identifying job interests and aspirations; what influences career choices; workplace stereotypes