Welcome back to a new school year! I hope everyone has had a good summer and is feeling refreshed and ready for the new year.
In English, we will begin by focussing on the fiction text 'Eye of the Wolf' by Daniel Pennac. We will evaluate the viewpoints on the characters and examine how the author has used a variety of techniques for effect and to portray a number of flashbacks. Children will then write their own short fiction story. Following this, we will be looking at poetry written by Ted Hughes.
This year in maths, we will using a new scheme of work called 'Power Maths' in which we will really be going deeper into the mathematics we learn, examining how and why it all works, whilst developing our procedural fluency. Our first unit is place value and then we will move onto the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and fractions. There will also be weekly arithmetic and mental maths tests and problem solving/reasoning on a Friday.
Our first topic in science is 'Light & Sight' during which we will learn all about how light travels, how shadows are formed and how we see things. After this, we will be learning about 'Evolution & Inheritance'.
Our history topic this term focusses on the life and death of King Richard III. We will learn all about how he came to the throne, his rule as king and his final battle at Bosworth. This will then lead into the Tudor period where we will focus on the kings and queens of this time and how life changed in Britain. We will be visiting Bosworth Battlefields as part of this work and (hopefully) also visiting the King Richard III visitor centre and Leicester Cathedral to see where his body was discovered and finally laid to rest.
We will begin our computing by learning all out networks and how data is transferred along networks. This will mainly be 'unplugged' activities before moving on to creating 'green screen' news programs on the battle at Bosworth and coding the Spheros to re-enact the battle!
As well as all this, we will be doing R.E, SMSC, Music and Art & Design! Wow, what a lot of learning we've got planned!