Spring Term

Posted on January 17th, 2017 by Kestrel Class

Welcome back!

I hope you all had a great Christmas holiday.

This is what Kestrel Class will be learning this term:

English: Through our study of fiction, report text writing and poetry we will develop our writing skills, including the use of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary choices and text layout. We will be creating a dragon legend story as well as a report on where in the world we would like to live.

Maths: The children will be learning to recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number as well as comparing and ordering numbers up to 1000 and writing these as Roman numerals. We will continue to solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas. We will be focusing on our 4x and 8x tables. Finally we will be learning to recognise, compare and order fractions and solve problems with the same denominator.

Science: In Science we will be learning about states of matter. We will explore what is a solid, liquid and gas and their properties. Through different experiments the children will investigate how  materials can change between states, including evaporation and condensation.

History: Stone Age to Celts. In this topic we will think about how we discover History and Prehistory. We will discuss the first people in Britain and what life was like during and after the Stone Age. We will learn the differences between the Mesolithic and Neolithic period. The children we learn about the religions and beliefs of Stone Age people and their every day behaviours and jobs.

We will be going on a school trip to The Celtic Harmony Camp to experience a Stone Age Day!

Geography: We will be learning all about coasts. The children will learn what a coast is, locate coastal towns in the UK and compare these to a European coastline in addition to creating a case study of a UK coast.  We will be studying the formation of a beach and modelling our own coastal landforms.

Art: Through the study of Andy Warhol we will look at and discuss the art movement of ‘Pop Art.’ Using a variety of mediums we will be creating our own Pop Art inspired artwork including a self-portrait.

DT: We will learn how to work safely and hygienically, using tools, equipment, techniques and ingredients appropriate to the task. The children will have some basic knowledge and understanding about healthy eating and The Eat Well plate.

RE: The children will be learning all about Jesus, exploring the stories that he told, what his life was like as well as learning about the festival of Easter.

French: In French the children will learn all about their families and pets.

Music: This term we will begin to learn how to play the ocarina.

PE: Our team games this term are Netball and Tag Rugby. We will also be focusing on our fitness, taking part in a weekly skipping session to track our progress.

Jigsaw: Hope and Dreams. We will share our hopes and dreams and discuss and plan ways we can achieve these using a growth mindset approach to tackling a challenge.

Let’s have a great term!

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