In English this half term our work will be based upon the book ‘Varjak Paw’ by SF Said: a story about a cat who must learn to fight in order to save his family. We will then be reading ‘Krindlekrax’ by Philip Ridley next half term; a story about a mysterious monster who lives in the sewers beneath Lizard Street.
Following on from the work we have done around fractions, our focus in maths will be decimals this half term. We will then be looking at money, shape and time as the term progresses.
In science and design and technology, our focus will be around electricity. We will be investigating how circuits work and then applying this knowledge in making our own games which use electrical circuits. In geography, we will be learning about The Amazon Basin. We will be working towards completing a case study about the positive and negative effects that the Amazon Basin has on the people who live nearby. Our work in religious education will be based on the theme of ‘life as a journey’. This work will look at how various religions celebrate the journey of life through different religious ceremonies. PSHE work this half term will centre around financial education. This will look at understanding how money affects our choices in life. Our computing work will be based on coding, working on a system called 2logo to create different mathematical patterns.
We will continue to have two In Harmony lessons each week on Wednesday and Thursday. We will also be swimming every Wednesday at Harvey Hadden. Cricket will be our focus for this half term in P.E before we move onto athletics in the second half of the term. Notts County’s P.E day will be on Tuesdays and Nottingham Forest’s is on Mondays. Outdoor learning will also take place on Thursdays for Nottingham Forest and Tuesdays for Notts County.
Here’s the knowledge organiser for the work we’ll be doing this term: