This Spring term sees some new and interesting topics to be explored in Class 4.
In English, we will be focusing on non-fiction text types, and also preparing our reading comprehension skills and SPAG knowledge in preparation for the upcoming SATs tests for our Year 6 pupils. Our writing will be based on our topic for this term: The Natural World Near and Far.
In Maths we will be starting the term with some fractions work, which will then move on to looking at decimals and percentages, which will further link to ratio, proportion and algebra. We will also be doing some area and perimeter and measures and conversions.
Our topic will see us exploring natural landscapes and disasters, including: volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis and global warming, as well as using some digital mapping skills, and learning countries and cities where these things can be found. We will also be exploring physical and manmade landmarks in the UK and Europe.
In Science, we are moving on to Chemistry and will be focusing on reversible and irreversible changes, as well as testing materials and their properties (solids, liquids and gases) and looking at reactionary changes.
RE has a focus on Christianity with our topic 'Why do Christians believe that Jesus is the Messiah'. We will be thinking about how the parables taught by Jesus have influenced Christians, and what different sources tell us about his teachings.
In Computing we will be using digital mapping skills and looking at programming. PE will focus on netball and tag rugby and in French we will be practising ordering food and preparing for French celebrations. In Music we will be learning about pentatonic scales, as well as local composer Edward Elgar and the classical and romantic movements.
In Art & Design, we will be focusing for the first half of the term on the skill of collage, and will be looking at the work of modern collage artist Megan Coyle, by creating collage postcards of different landscapes. The second half of the term we will be working on textiles, where the children are going to make stuffed animals of the ones we may discover through our natural world topic!
A very exciting term full of awe and wonder around the world around us!