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 links to the National British Science week theme of 'Our Diverse Planet. This half term is very short and will be packed with lots of exiciting events;- St Piran's day, World book day and Sports relief.
Reading will be linked to cross curricular work where possible and will support our work in writing. We will be using some of the excellent resources in Lets think Englsih to supplement our writing work.
In Maths, we will continue to develop fluency within the four number operations and will learn about percentages and algebra using Power Maths as our main resources and other resources to enhance and supplement the learning. As always maths is incorporated into topic work and science where relevant. We have had great success with Sumdog; the children really enjoying the challenges. Class 3 were an amazing 2nd overall,
In RE, we will be answering the big question- What did Jesus do to save human beings? Using the Understanding Christianity unit Salvation this will be completed as a block in the last week of term as we approach Easter and Holy Week,. This half term's value is Fellowship which is linked to the story of the Last Supper. 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 following the Church of England Living Lent Challenge 2020.
In Science, we will be reviewing habitats and adaptations; getting out into our school garden and children will conduct their own investigations linked to the theme of 'Our Diverse Planet' during scince week.
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; there will be an end of term performance in the last week.
In Geography children will learn about Fair trade and sustainability; learn about locations identifying and naming the main continents and their main environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, and major cities
We have a very talented bunch of children, who have entered the Wadebridge music and poetry festival - please encourage your child to practise and support this event by attending if possible.
Our IT focus will continue to 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. Moving on to Green screening David Attenborough style!
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.