In Maths we will be extending our knowledge on fractions, including looking at halves, quarters and thirds. We will also discover how half is equivalent to two quarters. Next, we will learn how to tell and write the time to the hour, half hour and quarter hour. We will also begin to look at telling the time to 5 minutes. We will then find efficient ways to solve problems using all four operations, and use different mental strategies for addition and subtraction. Following this, we will be describing position and direction, movement and turns. Finally, we will interpret and make tally charts, block diagrams and pictograms in out unit on statistics.
In English, our text is ‘The Last Wolf’ by Mini Grey, which takes the form of a traditional tale, re-told from a more environmentally friendly perspective. We will be learning the skills we need to be able to write a letter, persuading the characters to save the trees. These skills include:
In Geography, we will be looking at the seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK. There will be opportunities to measure the weather, compare differences in the weather across the UK, and to use observational skills to look for the signs of Spring in our local environment.
In Art we will be making felt and creating an abstract felt map, and in computing we will learn how to make digital music.
In Science we will be studying life cycles, with exciting first hand observation of chicks and butterflies. We will conduct investigations into how to keep them healthy, and we will think about the life processes of all living things.
In RE we will be thinking about how we can show the Christian value of Service, which links to the King’s coronation. We will also be exploring stories from the Qur’an, and asking the question, what do Muslims think about God?