Pine Class

Welcome back to term 4 and our topic ‘Mighty Earth’.

Overview of Learning: This term we are going to be travelling around the globe, studying some of the world’s most active volcanoes and countries where earthquakes occur. The focus in English will be story writing, descriptive writing and deepening a number of English skills. In Science the children will learn about different materials and the uses they have. Children will also have many opportunities to work scientifically, experimenting and analysing results. In Design and Technology children will learn to design a 3D volcano, they will choose suitable materials for appearance and suitability and will end with an eruption. In Geography, children will be able to name volcanoes around the world and locate countries using maps to see where earthquake occur. They will be able to see what impact these natural disasters have on people and the environment and how countries prepare in order to minimise destruction. In Music the children will listen and recognise the features of music from around the world, they will compose their own pieces of music as an ensemble and perform these to the class.

Discrete Subjects: Maths will continue to focus on multiplication and division skills, we will also be focussing on measurement and fractions. In art will be studying the work of Andy Warhol and re-creating our own paintings inspired by his skills and techniques, we will also be creating 3D sculptures of the destruction in Pompeii. PHSE focuses on celebrating differences and tackling bullying. RE focuses on Judaism and similarities it shares with Christianity. PE is invasion games with a focus on defending, tackling and team skills.

Routines

  • Please read with your child every day as this is a part of their home learning. If any parents would like to come in to listen to children read then please let me know.
  • P.E. is on Tuesday and Thursday for this term. We have sports coaching which will continue to take place in Tuesday’s P.E lesson. Please ensure your child has PE kit in school including plimsolls/ trainers.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do come and see me.

Thank you. Miss Reed

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