Autumn (2) 2018
This half term, the children will be learning to:
- Compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties
- Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles by size.
- Count in multiples of 1000, find 1000 more or less than a given number.
- Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate
- Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to acalculation.
- Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence.
- Interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time graphs.
- Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.
This half term, the children will be learning about:
- Read and compare a range of stories and texts
- Discuss common features and themes within a text.
- Plan and write a story with description of beginning, middle and end.
- Expand ideas through grammar punctuation and structure.
- Understand the purpose of an information text.
- Recognise the structure and language features of a non- fiction text.
- Listen to and discuss a wide range of poetry.
- Identify how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaning.
- Identify different types of reports such as non-chronological reports, explanations, instructions and persuasive writing.
- Compare and identify the features and structures for each.Understand: audience, purpose and typical language features, how they differ for each genre.
This half term our topic is ‘The Romans’
Electricity (Circuits and Conductors)
Pupils should be taught to:
- construct a simple series
- electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs,
- switches and buzzers identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery recognise that a switch
- opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit recognise some common
- conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors
Could you please read daily with your children, learn weekly spellings and Maths facts daily using ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ and complete the spell zoo activity weekly. Maths homework is given out every Thursday and is to be handed in the following Tuesday.
The children will be given their new Spellings on a Thursday and they will have their spelling test on the following Thursday.
We may be doing PE outside throughout the year, therefore would you please provide warm jogging bottoms, sweat tops and trainers. For indoor PE, your child will need navy shorts, a plain white top and plimsolls. Please could you make sure that everything is labelled with your child’s name. No earrings are allowed to be worn in school.
Now that the weather is much warmer please remember to send your child into school with a water bottle and sun hat every day.
or the phase leader – Miss Coard
If you have any concerns relating to your child, please feel free to see the class teacher:
Class 13 – Mr Reynolds, Class 14 – Mr Khan, Class 15 – Miss Coard