Welcome to 2017

Posted on December 29th, 2016 by Woodpecker Class

Happy 2017 to one and all!

Each week we will be updating our blog to give you information about the coming week and important dates to remember.

Our first blog tells you about the term ahead.

Your children will be learning.

Maths: This term number will be finding factors and square numbers. We will study addition, subtraction, multiplication and division methods. In measurement we will be looking at converting units of time and using 12 and 24 hour clocks.

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.

Geography: To name and locate counties and cities of Europe, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers.

Art: To improve our mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and textiles To learn about great artists, architects and designers in history. To begin to show an awareness of objects having a third dimension.

Science: To compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. To observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C) To identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.
Computing: To explore simulations, investigating the structure and exploring how they might be programmed. To decompose tasks, creating and debug algorithms and understanding how algorithms support the programming process. 

R.E. To understand why it is important to share food. To know how food is shared as part of Christian Worship. To know how Jesus shared his last supper.

History:To use a range of sources to find out about the history of the Anglo Saxons. To discuss and understand the meaning of the terms ‘invaders’ and ‘settlers’.

D.T: To select and use a range of appropriate tools with some accuracy e.g. cutting, joining and finishing. To select fabrics and fastenings according to their functional characteristics e.g. strength, and aestheticqualities e.g. pattern.To test their product against their original design criteria.

Music: To develop skills relating to composing, performing and listening. To explore rhythmic pattern.

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

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