This term we will study India! We will learn about the sacred rivers, towering mountains, ever-changing climate, rich culture, beautiful temples and bustling cities of this mesmerising country of Asia. We will also compare and contrast India to the United Kingdom. Next we delve into the past by taking a voyage of discovery to learn about Britain's growing power as a seafaring nation during the age of exploration. We will investigate the East India Company's battles which enabled it to dominate trade in Asia and learn how the empire crumbled after the end of the Second World War, leading to formation of the Commonwealth of Nations, especially India – the largest of the Empire nations and 'the jewel in the crown'.
In English, we start with Roald Dahl's Matilda, exploring the themes of role models, empathy and bravery, as well as taking part in the BBC Roald Dahl Day live lesson - The Power of Words.
We will then study Rudyard Kipling's, The Jungle Book, set in the Indian jungle. We will focus on setting, character and plot and then write and publish our own books with a jungle setting and coloulourful characters.
In maths, we will begin with number and place value, moving on to the four operations utilising the use of a bar model to encourage reasoning and problem solving. We will continue to use the concrete, pictoral and abstract model of learning that develops a deep and sustainable understanding of maths in pupils.
Please continue to encourage your children to learn their times tables. A little and often approach is the best way to ensure secure knowledge of the multiplication and division facts and these can be practised on the Times Table Rockstar Website.
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For our science this term, we are continuing to work scientifically to investigate and learn about:
Forces and Magnets
Being Fit for Success
In our Learning Outside the Classroom sessions (usuallyThursday afternoons) we will be concentrating on:
Team building/Problem Solving
Developing Geographical Skills
We will continue to run the Daily Mile, so please remember to have trainers in school every day for whatever the weather!
PE this tem will be football, rounders and netball.
Please ensure that PE kits are in school every day.