I hope you all enjoyed your half term and have had a lovely week. Please feel free to make an appointment to come in and see me if you have any concerns or queries. Mrs Upton LITERACY The children will study the structure of list poems and kennings. They will then be expected to write and perform a range of poetry in different forms. Our final unit will be looking at non chronological reports. During this unit we will research the features of this type of text. Further to this the children will be able to write and present their own non chronological reports on a chosen subject. HISTORY Our topic this term will continue to be Romans. During this term the children will investigate Roman art forms such as pottery and mosaics. Whilst studying this topic we will learn about Roman life in Britain focusing on domestic life in this period. NUMERACY In numeracy we will be continuing to look at number, place value and money. The children will also consolidate their knowledge of mental addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods following up from earlier in the year. This will involve looking at their knowledge of number bonds and rapid recall of times table and division facts. Further to this the children will look at compass point and time. SCIENCE Our unit this term is circuits and conductors. During this unit we will be reviewing work on circuits and electricity from previous year groups. We will also be enquiring into the conductivity of different materials, switches and their uses and series circuits. The children will investigate how to build circuits and safety whilst dealing with electricity. GEOGRAPHY Not studied this half term PSHE In pshe we will be studying school rules about health and safety, basic emergency aid procedures and where to get help. Finally they will be learning to recognise different risks in a variety of situations and then decide how to behave responsibly. DESIGN TECHNOLOGY Our topic will be lighting up this term. This is linked to our science unit and will involve looking at a variety of lights and their designs. The children will design their own lighting up picture and then construct this using simple electrical circuits. Finally they will evaluate their designs against their original design specification. MUSIC RE This term we will continue to study Jesus as a adult. We will be extending this unit to focus on Jesus as a servant and king, with particular emphasis on the Easter story. This will involve looking at parables, miracles and the events of Palm Sunday. Taught by specialist teacher PE ICT Our unit for this term is based around designing a web page. The children will learn how to use the internet safely. As well as understanding some of the technical aspects of how the internet works. . Taught by a specialist teacher, introducing a wide range of skills for sport.