Spring Term

We have another exciting term to look forward to. Here is a brief outline of the work we will be covering this term.

English

The children will be studying my favourite topic of the year – Myths and Legends! We will be reading a range of myths and legends from different cultures and then writing their own stories. Later on in the term, children will be writing non-chronological reports about wild animals. Finally we will be reading Manfred the Baddie. This is a fantastic book which will develop children’s talk for writing. They will adapt the story and write their own version.

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Maths

We will continue with our Singapore Maths, with a focus on: mass and volume, money, time, picture graphs and bar graphs. Also we will continue to practise our times tables and related division facts, as well as our arithmetic.

Science

This term children will be studying forces and magnets. After half term, the topic is light reflection. This will include a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

Geography

Children will be studying Europe with a particular focus on Russia. They will continue to develop their mapping skills, as well as cooking some delicious Russian food!

Design & Technology

This term, children will be designing and making their own photo frames.

Art & Design

Children will be studying the French artist – Henri Rousseau. He is famous for his jungle paintings. Children will be sketching leaves and flowers and then creating a wonderful class collage.

Computing

This term, children will be learning to use the internet safely and will be sending each other emails.

Religious Education

There are two themes for this term: Called to Change and Eucharist. We will be studying different stories from the bible including the story about Zacchaeus, where children will have the opportunity to retell the story using clay.

French

Children will be talking about themselves in our topic Je me presente! (all about me).

PE

Children will need their PE kits, including black pumps, every Tuesday. We will not be giving out spare kit this year and so failure to have the correct kit, will mean children miss their session. This term children will be:

finding different ways to link pairs of actions
football
gymnastics
dance

Music

Music is every Friday with Mr Conway from Tameside Music Service. In Class 3, children will continue to learn how to play a brass instrument.

Homework

As well as practising their times tables, spellings and reading, children will be given a project to complete each half term. This term, children will be creating their own mythical world.