This term the children will explore the impact of deforestation both on humans and animals on a local and global level with a focus on environmental leadership. They will identify ways in which we can positively impact the local community through raising awareness of the importance of sustainably producing palm oil, biodiversity and the implications of climate change.
In English, we will be reading our new core text, ‘Running Wild’ by Michael Morpurgo, which explores the theme of sustainable development. Children will develop an awareness of how to make a positive change to the environment and how this can help animals. While exploring the text, we will be focusing on how to communicate effectively, through a range of media, about issues to suit the subject, audience and purpose. Throughout this term, we will be developing a range of skills to create an advert to promote the importance of sustainable development.
In maths, the children will be building on their knowledge of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. They will be exploring factors, multiples and common multiples as well as prime numbers, composite numbers and square numbers. Through arithmetic sessions, they will be recapping all four operations, looking at fluency and building up their reasoning skills. They will also have daily times table practice to work on building their confidence around their multiplication facts.
In art, we will be looking at the artist Sarah Young and explore lino printing to create out final art outcome.
In geography we will be exploring the appreciation of the relationship between humans and the planet in which we live.
PE for children will take place on a Monday and Thursday this term. Children should come to school dressed in their PE kit.
In RE we will be learning about the Buddhist faith. We will be researching and learning about the Buddhist place of worship, Buddhist way of life and the Buddhist community.
During our science learning journey, we will be learning about ‘Living things and their habitats’, looking at the different types of reproduction in plants and the different life cycles of animals.