Our topic this term is China. We will be investigaing the human and physical geography of this vast country and comparing the city of Yang Zhou with Birmingham. From a historical perspective we will be focusing on The Shang Dynasty, Lady Fu Hao, the building of the Great Wall of China and the Terracota Army. Later on this term, we will be visiting Compton Verney to see their wonderful collection of Shang Dynasty artifacts and make our own Shang Dynasty inspired pottery.
As part of our English lessons we are reading and studying Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo and will be writing our own ship's log. We will also be creating our own version of The Willow Pattern Story ready for our Class Assembly.
In maths, we are currently learning how to multiply and divide using a variety of strategies. We will also learn about shape, money and measure and continue to problem solve and reason about why we have chosen a certain method and be able to explain our understanding.
We will continue to use bar modeling is helping us to do this.
For our science, over the next few weeks, we are learning about sound: how sound is made, how it travels, how we hear and interpret sounds, set up reliable and accurate investigations and make and record accuate observations.
Remember to look at the Topic Web for further details about this half term.