In English we are looking at traditional tales from other cultures. Before Christmas, we looked at Monkey See, Monkey Do and practised writing persuasive letters from one character to another. We are now beginning to look at Lila and the Secret of Rain. We are improving our sentence structure by using fronted adverbials and demonstrating an understanding of punctuation.
In Maths this term we are focusing on fractions and money. We are learning to work out 1/2, 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 1/3 and 2/3 of a shape, a set of objects or a number. Over the next few weeks, we will also look at money. The children will be using the 4 operations to solve both one and two-step word money problems involving giving change, totalling coins, as well as reasoning with open ended money problems. The children will also continue to focus on their KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts) targets.
In Science this term, we are learning about electricity and forces. We have built our own electrical circuit to light up a bulb and discussed what happens when we change things (e.g. add another battery, add another bulb, etc). Later this term, we will conduct an experiment about forces and friction using a toy car and a ramp. We will display our results onto a bar graph. Throughout the term, we will practise explaining our ideas using as much scientific language as possible.
Our Creative Context this term is 'Wheels, wings and other things'. We will think about how bicycle inventions have changed over time and look into The Wright brothers and the history of flight. We will be visiting The British Transport Museum to support us with this learning.
At Julian's Primary School we approach school life with a growth mindset. We know that success is the result of hardwork and effort and are therefore working reciprocially with each other in order to ensure we achieve our best. This week, all classes are learning the importance of giving and receiving kind, useful and specific feedback to each other in order to improve. We are doing this through the medium of drafting and re-drafting observational sketches linked to our new book in English, The Snail and The Whale.