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Welcome to your new class- we hope you had a lovely break and we are looking forward to a great first term with you all.
Our main focus in maths this term is Place Value.
We are learning to identify the value of each digit within a number, place numbers up to 10,000 on a number line and rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We will be using a range of resources to support understanding of place value.
We will then begin to add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits. Within this, we will look at formal written methods for these calculations, as well as learning how to estimate and use the inverse to check answers. We will also learn about mental strategies we could use to be more efficient with our calculations.
We will start this term writing autobiographies. Our main focus is to ensure we structure our sentences accurately with capital letters and full stops. We will then build on this by adding conjunctions to connect our sentences.
We will also be writing setting descriptions of an African landscape. Our focus will be using adventurous vocabulary, with a particular focus on expanded noun phrases to set the scene for the reader.
Towards the end of term, we will be learning to write diary entries as we put ourselves in the shoes of 'Anglo-Saxon Boy'.
We are following the Read, Write Inc Scheme which has a different focus each week. The children get to practise their new skills in a number of separate lessons across the week.
We will be learning about the 7 kingdoms named by the Anglo-Saxons when they defeated Britain and how many of them are still used as our county names today. We will explore the reasons for the Anglo-Saxons staying in Britain after defeating the king and his army. We will also investigate how people's lives changed when they first brought Christianity over from Northern Europe. We will finish our topic investigating just how great Alfred the Great really was.
Our class text this term is The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo.
This is a heartwarming story about loneliness and finding companionship. It has been chosen as a class text due its descriptive language and links with making unlikely friendships. It will also be used as a base for writing setting descriptions and diary entries this term.
If you enjoy this book, here are some suggestions of other books you might like to read.
Our topic this term is Living Things and Their Habitats. The children will be learning all about how we can group animals in a variety of ways, including whether they are vertebrates or invertebrates, their features and which habitats they can be found in. They will be learning to use keys to classify animals into specific groups.
We will be exploring what habitats can be found in our local area and identifying and naming a variety of animals that can be found in each.
We will finish our topic by learning about how environments can change and what effect this has on some animals and their habitats.