Willow Class Autumn Term 2 2020
Homework and spellings will be placed on Google Classroom. Please hand your homework or any work you do via Google Classroom.
Please do not bring it into school.
World War II
Our topic this half term is the Second World War.
For almost six years from 1939 to 1945 Britain fought the toughest war it had ever experienced. World War II was a total war: every person, every business, every service was involved.
Britain did not fight alone, the war involved many countries from around the world. World War II involved 61 countries with 1.7 billion people (three quarters of the world's population).
As it is a major part of our recent history, Willow Class will learn about why Britain had to go to war again after the First World War; why and how children were evacuated; how Britain managed to stand firm against the German threat; how ordinary people at home coped during the war and what the Home Front was; what rationing was; what womes's roles were; and finally, what VE day was really like.
Many of you will have family that lived through WW2, if so, talk to them and find out what life was like for them and come and share what you find out with your peers.
In English, we will be learning about the features of a newspaper report, adverts/propaganda posters and a narrative set in WW2.
We will also be looking at different word classes, different sentence structures as well as continuing to learn our Y3/4 spellings and spelling patterns.
Our class novel is still Five Children and the Western Front by Kate Saunders.
Please continue to read lots! We read regularly in school and I would like you to also read at least four times a week with a parent at home and get your planner signed.
Remember to read a wide range of fiction, non-fiction, plays, poetry, comics etc as well as lots of different authors.
Something to think about... especially given our current situation!
This term, we will be starting off by revising our Year 3 addition with 3 digit numbers, moving on to Year 4 addition with 4-digit numbers.
We will then move on to Measurement: length and perimeter and then Number: multiplication and Division.
Remember to keep on practising your maths skills at any opportunity, eg. number bonds to 10, 20, 50, 100, working out change from a pound, two pound, five pound etc.
Please also ensure you keep on practising your Times Tables on https://ttrockstars.com
Remember - you need to know all of them up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4.
This half term, we will work scientifically to investigate Sound.
We will: be able to: identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating; recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear; find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it; find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it; and recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.
Have a look at this free Science Booklet from Science Sparks for some fun Christmas Science Experiments to do at home - have fun!