Within the classroom, we will all model and build the characteristics of good learners through developing good learning habits and through an ethos of growth mindset and the power of 'not yet'. Our exciting topic for Spring 1 is Why is Winter cold?'
Reading will be linked to cross curricular work where possible and will support our work in writing.
In Maths, we will continue to develop fluency within the four number operations and will learn about decimals, percentages and algebra using Power Maths and other resources to enhance and supplement the learning. As awlays maths is incorporated into topic work and science where relevant. We have had great success with Sumdog; the children really enjoying the challenges. The next competition is Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly which starts January 31st
In RE, we will be answering the big question- How can following God bring freedom and justice? Using the Understanding Christianity unit People of God. This half term's value is tryust which is linked to the story of Noah. We will celebrate beginning of Lent on Shrove Tuesday 25th February and think about what new things we can start and bring into our lives.
In Science, we will be thinking about Materials and states of matter- exploring cooling curves, water cycle, exploring solids, liquids and gases and moving on to reversible and irreversible changes.
We are very fortunate this term as we have managed to secure some tuition with brass instruments and we are all very excited about that.
In Geography children will learn about the local weather, explore reading the weather by looking at cloud formation and record it. They will also learn about the polar regions and look at the effect of climate change. In addition they will learn about Scott and Shackleton and and the qualiteis needed to be an explorer.
In March we have a very talented bunch of children who are entering the Wadebridge music and poetry festival - please encourage your child to practise and support this event by attending if possible.
Our IT focus will be animation, we will work in groups to animate parts of the story 'The selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde and then use Imotion to piece the parts together.
Please set time aside each day to share reading books with your child, asking them questions and record reading in Reading record books. Times tables will be essential to your child not just in their primary learning but in Secondary education and beyond, as such - time spent learning these is never wasted time!
Home learning will be set weekly and will be a combination of Maths and Literacy plus one piece of Topic work per half term.
If you need any further assistance about the way we work in the classroom please speak to either Mrs Borrott or Mrs Howells.