Willow Class had a fantastic first term and are excited for our new learning in Term 2.
Our English writing this term will be based around our enquiries and will have a strong non-fiction theme. We will start by debating our first enquiry question. Although our research will be conducted in enquiry, we will use drama in English to understand the points of view that others may have had at the time. After this, we will be writing a non-chronological report on places across North America. In our writing, we will begin to include fronted adverbials and we will ensure that we use a variety of conjunctions- this will help us to understand what a subordinate clause is.
In maths, we will start by solving word problems involving addition and subtraction. This will lead us into the next short unit on perimeter. By the end of that unit, we will understand how to use facts about rectangles to help us calculate perimeters efficiently. Following this, we will then learn about multiplication and division. We will be looking at multiplication and division facts, including identifying what happens when multiplying and dividing by 1 and 0. This will prepare us for learning formal methods later in the year. We will finish the term by discovering decimals. We must also understand the importance of tenths and hundredths as fractions when writing decimals.
'Whose fight resulted in the biggest change: Rosa Parks or Asquith Xavier?' is our first question this term. We will use our enquiry lessons to research why these two people are significant and how they had an effect on the world we live in. We will then look at the question 'Which of USA's famous destinations would you like to visit and why?' Firstly, we will revise knowledge about continents and oceans, before discussing climate and time zones across North America. Focusing on USA, we will research a number of famous places across the country and discuss why they are popular. Thanksgiving will fall during this time, so we will take some time to discuss its importance. To finish the term, we will answer the RE enquiry 'Why are festivals important to religious communities?'
Please click the following link to see Term 2 Timetable.