In English this term, we are studying 'Goodnight Mr Tom'. We will be writing a diary entry, a non-chronological report based on WW2 and a flashback story. The children will spend 2 weeks on each unit of work and will have a piece of writing for each genre.
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 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'. 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 negative numbers, translation, position of shapes and co-ordinates. We will also be completing lots of maths puzzles and problems, applying our maths skills to everyday things.
In Science, we will be looking and 'Scientists and Investigations'. We will be looking at different scientists who have helped us and completing investigations and experiments based on our previous learning.
In History, we are looking at WW2 and how this war began. We will be looking at the key countries involved and who their leaders were. We will also be studying the Blitz and how people in Britain tried to keep safe during the war. We will look at what happened on D-day and how people celebrated the end of the war.
In Computing, we will be looking at 'Quizzing' and designing a quiz / game for someone to answer. We will recap online safety and complete a computing workshop.
In RE, we will be looking at Pentecost, The life of Mary and the Saints and The Church. We will also be looking at Confirmation preparation for the children who are taking their confirmation this year.