2017-18 Term 5 - Curriculum Newsletter
Dear Parents and Carers,
I hope you have all had a fun, family filled Easter break and are looking forward to the term ahead. The following information outlines our topics in Term 5:
This term, we will be using ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl as our stimulus for the whole term’s English work. We will be doing a mix of fiction and non-fiction work around the text, including making up our own potions through poetry, writing our own chapter of the story and creating an information page on Roald Dahl. If possible, then please don’t read ahead at home as we will be doing lots of predicting what might happen next during lessons!
We will start the term by revising our methods for the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) before using these skills to begin to solve more complication missing number problems and word problems. We will then move onto measures: continuing to practise reading scales in practical situations (weighing scales, measuring jugs, thermometers etc.) and solving problems involving money.
Our topic this term is ‘What a Wonderful World!’ We will be locating and learning about the 7 continents, locating world countries, learning about the 4 climate zones as well as introducing the features of maps.
This term, we will be learning about Islam, focusing on the learning question ‘Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?’. During this topic, we will be learning about the Prophet Muhammad and some of the stories about his life, as well as finding out about mosques and reflecting on places/objects that we find special.
We will be learning all about plants this term. We will be planting our own bulbs and seeds, making predictions on which conditions are best for plants to grow in and making observational conclusions. We will also explore the life cycle of plants and compare different plants, fruits and vegetables.
We will continue doing P.E on Thursday afternoons, however please ensure that P.E kits are in school at all times.
Spellings and times tables
Spellings and times tables will be tested and sent home every Friday. Please make sure that the blue spellings/times tables books are brought back to school by Wednesday each week to allow time for new spellings to be stuck in. Spellings are also on the week ahead sheet each week J
Please do not hesitate to make an appointment to see me if you have any queries or concerns at any point. Thank you for your continued support,