It has been great to see all the children back at school and already focussed on their learning this term! After a long break over the holidays, we are looking forward to making outstanding progress this term.
Our class reader is the book Floodlands by Marcus Sedgwick, which is a dystopian story about a future Britain that has become overwhelmed with water. This is a very relevant book, and fits well with our Geography topic this term, called Our Changing Environment.
In Maths this term we will be developing our knowledge of decimals, fractions and percentages. We will be using all our knowledge to develop our skills in problem solving.
In English, we are using our developing knowledge of sentence construction, cohesive devices and creativity, to write persuasive texts, fiction texts and diary entries this term. As mentioned, in Geography, we will be exploring how human and physical changes to the environment are usually irreversible. The effects of humans on the environment will be a major focus. In Science, we are investigating the topic of Animals including Humans, which will enable us to explore the impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle on our bodies. In Art, we are using painting techniques to represent the changing landscape. We will also look closely at sculpture. Alongside these core subjects we are teaching PE, French, Music and Computing as well.
It will be a very busy and exciting term!