Teamwork - Respect - Aim High
Welcome to Barn Owls!
Mr Price, Mrs Hobby and Miss Russell
Well, the first thing to say is Happy New Year and Welcome Back! It is so brilliant to see you all back in school again.
This term, we are reading Kensuke's Kingdom, by Michael Morpurgo and will be hooking our writing to the events, themes and characters of the book. Reading fluency and comprehension are continuing key skills we will work on and develop. Our writing skills will build on those learnt and applied in the Autumn Term - we will become more confident writers of a range of sentences for effect, develop vocabulary choices and be effective appraisers of the effect of our writing on the intended reader.
In Maths, we are exploring numbers up to at least 1,000,000 and understanding their place value. We will continue to develop understanding of scaling - the effect of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. This will include working with decimals (tenths and hundredths) too. The four calculations and the range of visual and written methods will be key in all our work. All our Maths will link to real life situations as appropriate, so we are confident and familiar with a range of measures. DON'T FORGET.... knowledge of times table is VERY important, so keep using TTRockstars to ensure rapid recall of all times tables.
Our curriculum project has a History focus and our key enquiry is around investigating whether the reputation of the Vikings is fair! We will investigate their invasion of the UK and the reasons behind their behaviour. The effect of their decisions to rampage will be researched, discussed and reasoned about. In Art, we will learn how to create drawings with perspective and use textiles to support the detail of our drawings. Is Science, reversible and irreversible changes will be explored. All in all, it will be a fabulous half term!
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