Welcome back! I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year break and are ready for an exciting term of learning. I can’t wait to get started!
During the Spring Term, out topic theme is rainforests. This will link to our English work on story writing, persuasive writing, instructional writing and information text. Science will focus on plants through a series of experiments to enhance their investigative skills, and children will group and classify living things and their habitats. Geography will focus on locating countries of the world and identifying physical and human geography features of rainforests including climate zones, vegetation belts and types of settlement and land use. We will reflect upon what we know about Jesus and the meaning of Easter in RE. Children will design and prepare their own chocolate product and packaging. French lessons will focus on conversational skills to describe families. Through reading comprehension activities, we will develop inference and deduction skills. Children will continue to develop their vocabulary, understanding of grammar and accuracy when spelling, including words on the National Curriculum year 3/ 4 spelling list.
Maths lessons will follow the National Curriculum, and will include teaching of place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, measurements, geometry and statistics. There will be an emphasis on problem solving and accuracy of calculations to ensure children become Maths Masters in each area. Support in helping children quickly recall times tables and number facts is very welcome.