Theme Learning Question:
How have inventions changed our world?
In Maths, we will be measuring length and height in centimetres and metres, comparing and ordering lengths, and solving word problems about length. We will then be moving onto our unit on shapes. We will learn how to recognise 2D and 3D shapes, as well as how to draw & count sides, vertices, lines of symmetry, and faces & edges. Finally, we will begin our unit on fractions, learning how to recognise wholes and parts, and how to make equal parts. We will be finding half and a quarter, as well as equivalent fractions. We will also be finding out what a unit fraction and a non-unit fraction is.
In English, our text is ‘Major Glad, Major Dizzy’ by Jan Oke, which takes the form of a historical recount told from the point of view of some Victorian toys. Our class novel is ‘Naughty Amelia Jane’ by Enid Blyton. We will be learning the skills we need to be able to write our own recount of historical events, including:
• using the progressive form of verbs in the present and past tense
• using the present and past tenses correctly and consistently
• using subordination (applying because and when; introducing that)
• writing down ideas, key words, and new vocabulary
• using punctuation correctly (introducing the possessive apostrophe)
In our Theme lessons, we will be finding out about the lives of significant individuals from the past and present day who have contributed to national and international achievements with their incredible inventions.
In Science, we will be learning about forces and identifying where and how we use push, pull and twist forces. We will also learn about Sir Isaac Newton. We will investigate forces in Design and technology this half term, when we will be making our own vehicles – which design will win the race across the playground?
In RE we will be discussing how we can show the Christian value of forgiveness. We will also be investigating the question - Why does Easter matter to Christians?