Autumn 2 Newsletter
Term: Autumn 2
Topic: Kensuke's Kingdom
In this Geography based topic, children will link their topic work to the text we will study in English. The text chosen for this term is 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo. With this text we will look at first person accounts as Michael finds himself stranded on this lonely island. Newspaper reports for the families missing child and non-chronological reports of some of the animals living on this deserted island.
In Geography children will look at maps and study the geographical features of a land and compare different areas of the world. We will study the Amazon rainforest including the living things living there and the natural habitats they find themselves in. Then looking at deforestation and the effects of people on these living habitats around the world; looking at how we can begin to prevent these damages.
In Art and Design and Technology, children will have opportunities to build ships like that of the Peggy Sue and test them out scientifically to see whose can sail the stormy waters the best. Children will study famous artists who have created scenes of the Rainforest, using these artists styles to create our own.
Autumn 1 Newsletter
Term: Autumn 1
Topic: World War Two
During this half term we will be basing our learning on World War Two. We will be exploring a range of genres through reading and writing. We will be writing setting descriptions, letters and diary entries. We will be reading extracts of the novel of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and will watch the film version of this in order to make comparisons - if you would not like your child to watch this film please let me know.
In Maths we will continue to extend and challenge ourselves within the number topic, we will continue to look at SATs problems and focus on fractions, decimals and percentages. Our Geography will be looking at countries that were involved in WW2, our History will look at WW2 and how this shaped the world we live in today. As part of our Science work we will be looking at Light. Our RE and PSHE will be looking at Rules and asking questions such as Is it right to fight?