In English this half term, we will be reading “The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse” by Charlie Mackesy. Children will begin by exploring the concept of positive thinking, before identifying the characters thoughts and feelings. As the term progresses, children will be generating descriptive language using the five senses to help create vivid imagery for the reader. They will then publish an informal letter to themselves from the point of view of the main character in the story, in order to reflect upon what they have learnt.
Within maths, children will consolidate their knowledge of place value this term in order to identify, estimate and order 3-digit numbers. They will then be using concrete, pictorial and abstract representation to be able to count forwards and backwards in steps of 50 and 100. As the term progresses, we will be using arrays to solve multiplication problems. Towards the end of term, children will be identifying ½, ¼ and 1/3 of shapes and numbers, before beginning to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator. Finally, our end of term outcome involves utilising these skills in order to follow a recipe and make a fruit salad.
In science, we will be learning about rocks. We will focus on how rocks are formed and testing rocks for different uses.
In history, we will be researching the stone age. We will be looking at their architecture, use of tools and how that impacts us today.
In art, we will be exploring the art work of both Andy Goldsworthy and Melissa McKinnon. We will be exploring natural landscapes and imagery, specifically trees. We will be exploring a variety of media with the focus of creating textures and lines.