Spring Term

Happy New Year! We hope you had a lovely Christmas break.

We have been busy already this term introducing our new topics.

Maths

We will be continuing with our daily counting, which will involve us practising our times tables that we will be tested on that week. We are continuing to use Singapore Maths which is helping to deepen the children’s understanding of different mathematical concepts and methods. This term we are covering Multiplication and Division, Graphs, Fractions, Time, Decimals and Money.

English

In English we are looking at argument and debate, persuasive writing, drama, chronological reports, nonsense poems and diary writing. We have already started to look at the books of Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney and create diary entries for our own ‘Diary of a…’ books.

History

Our topic for this term is The Vikings. We are going to be looking at different aspects of Viking life including jobs, housing and the Gods. We are very lucky to be having a Viking day in our classroom in March where we will learn more about what it was like to be a Viking and how they lived.

Science

In Science we are going to be looking at Sound and Electricity. We will be splitting this into two separate learning journeys. Sound will be the focus during the first half term and then electricity for the second half term. We are going to be taking part in lots of different experiments based around sound, making predictions and evaluating as we go along.

Geography

Geography this term is all about North America. We will be using maps and atlases to identify where North America is and identifying the different countries and capital cities within this continent. We are going to be looking at life in North America and comparing it with our own.

Art

In Art we are going to be creating a variety of different pieces which focus on our History topic of the Vikings. We will be looking at different artefacts, Viking longships and also making our own Viking maps.

RE

Our focus for RE this term will be Jesus, the Teacher and Jesus, the Saviour. We will also be looking at Lent. We will continue to follow The Way, The Truth and The Life for this subject.

PE

PE will continue on a Tuesday afternoon with Terri. Please make sure that your child has the correct PE kit including pumps in school.

Music

Music will continue on a Friday afternoon with Mr Conway. Please make sure that your child brings their instrument into school on a Friday.