In Class 4 we are preparing ourselves for a very busy term!
In maths we will continue to develop our key skills to solve problems and puzzles and will also be using recipes to help us with our work on ratio and proportion. We will continue to create our own word problems and this term they will involve weight and capacity. Our key focus will be to learn our tables (using times Tables Rock Stars to help us) and to apply that knowledge throughout the maths curriculum. In the second half of the term our focus will be written calculation, and in particular multiplication and division.
Our science topic this term is light and how we see. We will be looking at science in action and how these can be used to solve real life problems. In addition, we will study the eye and how light travels. We will also be reviewing a range of ICT programmes and choosing the most effective way of presenting our findings and investigation results.
Our topic in the first half of the term will be Ancient Greece. We will learn about the historical heritage of Greece and will plan and complete a range of activities to develop our history and geography keys skills. Where possible, we will be taking an enquiry led approach to our topic work. To complete their independent projects the children will generate their own questions and plan and conduct their own research using a variety of information sources.
In English we will be studying a range of Greek Myths from The Odyssey. We will be using these ancient myths as the basis of a writing to help us create diaries, letters, newspaper reports and some myths of our own.
PE this term will be outdoor games and the children will need there full outdoor and indoor kit in school every day so we can be flexible and are prepared for all weather conditions.
Mrs Palmer will give spelling homework on Friday to help prepare for our spelling test on the following Friday.
Maths homework will be given out on Thursday be completed over the weekend and handed in on the following Monday.
In addition to this the children need to read for around 15 minutes three times a week.