In English this term, we are studying 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens. We will be looking at the character of Scrooge and studying his character flaws. We will be following the 'T4W' program and for our shared writing, the children will be making their own character flaw tales.
Spellings are given to the children on a Monday morning and they practise them in their spelling books. These are also glued into their planners so they can practise them at home as part of their homework. There is a spelling test each Friday. Children are encouraged to learning all spellings.
In Guided Reading, we are studying the book 'Tom's Midnight Garden' by Phillipa Pearce. We will be looking at characters and themes in the book but also answering comprehension questions based on these using our VIPERS scheme.
In Maths we are focusing on multiplying and dividing numbers by 2 and 3 digits, solving word problems and finding common factors, multiples and prime numbers. Children will continue to practise their arithmetic skills by using 'Hot Brain' in every maths lesson, with a focus on times tables, addition and subtraction, etc. It is important that the children know all of their times tables as this will help them in all lessons.
In Science, we will be looking and 'Animals including humans'. We will be looking at the human body, the circulatory system, the impact of diets on the way our bodies function, the effect alcohol and tobacco has on our body and how nutrients are transported within humans and animals. On November 10th, we will also be celebrating 'World Science Day' and will have a special visit from the Science Explorer dome, looking at the human body in more detail.
In History this term, we are learning all about Crime and Punishment and looking at how crime and punishment has changed throughout the ages to the modern day today. We will be looking and discussing at different methods of crime, how the legal system came into action, look at a modern court today and why crime and punishment in so important in society and the past.