For our curriculum this term we will be looking at sustainable development, inspired by our core text “Garbage Guts” we will be looking at the impact humans have on the earth and real life issues that are going on i.e. pollution to our oceans. We will be looking at how we can help this problem on a school scale. We will also be looking in the Stone Age era and how that has impacted on what tools and types of things we wear in 2020. By looking at this comparison, children will learn where things have come from, how they were created and why they were created.
In English this half term, we will be starting our new core text, ‘Garbage Guts’ by Heidi Auman which explores how plastic pollution is affecting natural habitats. At the start of the term we will make predictions and inferences about the text. We will then explore figurative language and hyperbole in order to write a persuasive speech about the impact of plastic on animals.
In maths this half term, children will be focusing on addition and subtraction using the column method. The children will be able to discuss their learning using mathematical vocabulary; such as addend and subtrahend. Towards the end of term, children will be measuring and comparing different lengths. They will then be calculating the perimeter of different shapes.
In science, we will be exploring animals including humans. We will be learning about food chains, nutrition, bones and muscles.
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, linking to our history topic we will be researching, designing and create our own range of stone age jewellery. We will be exploring arrange of media from different types of clay, shells, paint, crayons and wax.
In R.E, we will be learning about Judaism and the different celebrations within the Jewish calendar we will also be visiting a virtual Synagogue.