This half-term in Literacy, we will be exploring a range of fiction and non-fiction genres. We will begin by developing our skills as poets. First we will be writing odes: poems devoted to praising a particular person, animal or thing. After that we will be learning to write kennings and list poems. Following on from this, we will be learning about fairy-tales, rewriting Snow White from the perspective of the evil stepmother. Our grammar focus will be to vary the length of our sentences: using longer sentences for description and short sentences for impact. Finally, we will end the half-term by writing instructions, focusing on our use of conjunctions and prepositions.
For our spellings this half-term we will be looking at the following spelling rules:
Week 1 and 2: ei/eigh/ey words
Week 3: 'ch' sounding k
Week 4: 'ch' sounding sh
Week 5: 'gue' sounding g; 'que' sounding k
Week 6: sc soundings
This half term, we will be learning about multiples and factors of numbers and we will be multiplying 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers using column method.
To prepare for the new topic make sure you practise your 6, 7, 8 and 9 times tables over the Christmas holidays.
This half-term we will be reading 'Hamish and the Gravity Burp' by Danny Wallace. The children will be reading this in class every day, building their reading fluency and decoding skills. As well as reading out loud, they will reflect on the novel's key characters, settings and themes. Over the course of the half-term, they will have opportunities to make their own predictions, share their opinions about key characters, and write simple summaries of what they have read. They will also explore elements of the text through drama and dance.
To prepare for the new topic, find out where chocolate comes from and how it is made!
This half-term in Science, our topic is 'Animals including humans'. We will be learning about human and animal nutrition, from food chains to digestive systems to teeth. The children will learn to identify the different parts of the digestive system and say what they do. We will also learn about different types of teeth and how humans and animals use them.