Theme Learning Question:
How have inventions changed our world?
In Maths we are continuing to practice counting, reading and writing numbers to 50 in numerals and being able to recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones). We will then begin to investigate how to measure the length, height and weight of objects using both standard and non-standard units. We will also learn how to compare lengths or heights, practising to use the suffixes er and est that we learnt in our English unit last term eg. longer, heaviest.
This half term we will be using the Read Write Inc. fully decodable texts to support our reading groups. In phonics, we will be practising reading and spelling words containing a set 2 or set 3 sound. Our class text this half term is ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth’ by Ellie Hattie and Karl James Mountford. In our writing we are learning how to use the suffix ‘ed’ to change verbs to the past tense. We are working towards writing our own story based on the structure of ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth’, using a beginning, middle and end and some story language.
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 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, our Christian value is forgiveness. In our RE lessons, we will be investigating the question - What do Christians believe God is like?