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Mr Jackson, Mrs Saxon and Mrs Nuttall
This half term our class novel is 'Arthur and the Golden Rope' by Joe Todd Stanton. The children are extremely excited to begin this book and we are really looking forward to creating many quality pieces of work based on the text!
National Curriculum objectives covered in this teaching sequence:
Writing: (Transcription /Composition)
We regularly teach handwriting in order to encourage the children to write in a neat, joined style. We will be focusing on ensuring ascenders and descenders are formed correctly and we have provided the children with a special handwriting book to practise in.
Spelling- We will be looking at a range of spelling patterns and exploring a range of prefixes and suffixes.
Week 1 - all/al i.e. always, fall
Week 2 - Y + er and Y + est.
Week 3 - Soft g, ge, dge
Week 4 - Contractions
Week 5 - Homophones
Week 6- Ous endings - Various, joyous
We operate a carousel reading lesson twice a week. In these lessons, your child will have 2 guided sessions per week where aspects of reading are explored in detail. In addition activities are provided to facilitate independent learning. These activities often include mathematical games, applying known computing skills, spellings, handwriting and comprehensions. Bug Club is also used during guided reading and you can access this with your child at home if you wish.
Using the Singapore Maths approach to learning we continue this half term with looking at multiplication and division, looking at formal methods to solve 2-digit by 1-digit questions. We will also be using this to solve a variety of worded problems. We will then be moving on to measurement, focusing on length (cm, m and km) mass (g and kg) and volume (ml and l). Children will be taking part in a range of practical lessons in this topic whilst reading and comparing the various measurements.
This half term our science topic is 'Rocks and Soils'. The children will be able to group and compare different rocks and investigate their different properties. We will also be looking at how fossils are made and the children will have the chance to create their own fossil. In addition, we will be looking at the different types of soils and investigating the permeability of each.
Our topic this term is Manchester, we will be looking at what Manchester is like now and what tourist attractions Manchester has. We will be looking at how Manchester has changed over time and what life was like for a child in Manchester in the Victorian era. We will also be looking at the importance of the railways and canals to Manchester and what Manchester is famous for. In addition, we will be looking at Mancunian artists and will looking at the importance of the Manchester worker bee and designing it in the styles of various artists.
RE: Our topic this half term is 'called by God' and we will be exploring a range of stories in which people have been called by God in both the bible i.e. Jonah and the whale and other more recent experiences.
SEAL: Going for Goals. Children will be taught to recognise their worth as individuals, by identifying positive things about themselves and their achievements, seeing their mistakes, making amends and setting personal goals. They will also recognise the risk in different situations and then decide how to behave responsibly.