Me & My World

Art/Design Technology

  • creating self-portraits using 4 different art techniques: pointillism, pop art, fauvism and impressionism
  • studying different techniques and artists such as Seurat, Warhol, Matisse and Monet
  • looking at the principles of a healthy and varied diet
  • researching, preparing and cooking bread rolls and vegetable soup.

Maths

  • learning to recognise decimal and fraction forms of tenths
  • rounding tenths to the nearest whole number
  • ordering and comparing decimals
  • using compact addition to add amounts of money
  • subtracting 3 digit numbers using decomposition
  • converting between km, m, cm and mm; kg and g; l and ml and hours, minutes and seconds
  • understanding co-ordinates in the first quadrant.

Literacy

  • reading a range of stories, poems and play scripts based on fairy tales
  • re-telling a fairy story orally
  • reading non-fiction writing about hobbies
  • re-writing a familiar fairy story and writing our own fairy stories
  • writing a diary entry for a character from a fairy tale
  • learning about fronted adverbials
  • drafting, re-drafting work and evaluating our own and others’ work and making suggestions for improvement.

Science

  • learning about how we digest food
  • learning about how to look after our teeth
  • finding out about food chains; identifying producers, predators and prey
  • investigating how sounds are made
  • recognising that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear.

Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Geography

  • identifying the position and significance of latitude, longitude, the equator, the Northern and Southern hemispheres, the Greenwich meridian and time zones
  • comparing the similarities and differences between the Lake District in the UK and Rondonia in Brazil in South America.

History

  • looking at the history of Glossop and how it has changed over time.

R.E.

  • We will be considering the question: What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong?

Computing

  • making “Thank You” films in groups

Physical Development (Games)

  • doing gymnastics and dance taught by the PAS Team  in weekly lessons
  • participating in small games in the hall.

 How you can help your child:

  • Reinforce the practical aspects of our Maths sessions by talking to your child about how we tell the time and looking at measurements when cooking and on tins, bottles and jars at home.
  • Support your child with learning spellings. Spellings are given on Wednesdays. Please make sure that your child brings in his/her spelling book every Wednesday.
  • Listen to your child read regularly and talk about what (s)he has read, discussing unfamiliar vocabulary, characters and story plot.
  • Ensure that reading books and reading records are in school every day.
  • Ensure that your child completes any homework tasks appropriately and hands them in on time.
  • Ensure that he/she has the relevant PE/games kits in school. Kit should be in school at all times. This term we will mainly be working indoors.