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 In English we are learning:

This half term our writing will be based on “The world according to Humphrey” by Betty G Birney.  This book is about Humphrey the hamster, a class pet, and the adventures that he has when he goes home with different children in the class.

We will using this book as a stimulus for writing a persuasive letter. We will be continuing to focus on using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions, as well as a range of sentence types, whilst also working to improve our editing and proof reading skills. We will also be writing some instructions for how to look after a hamster and an explanation of the life cycle of Humphrey’s friend, Og the Frog.

Children will also be taught spelling and handwriting daily and it is really important that they practice the spellings that they take home as homework each week at home too. We will continue to do a piece of extended writing each week. This will be based on something different to our class book, and will give children the chance to write in different genres and to increase their stamina in writing longer pieces of work.

In Maths we are learning:

In Maths this half term we will be starting with looking at fractions.  This will involve recognizing and showing equivalent fractions. It will also involve recognizing and using fractions as numbers. We will then move onto statistics. For statistics we will look at how to interpret and present our own data using bar graphs, tables and pictograms.   We will be building reasoning skills into these lessons as well as doing an extra reasoning lesson once a week. We will also learn to measure capacity (in ml and l) and how to compare, add and subtract capacity. This will involve children also learning to convert liters into milliliters.  We will continue to consolidate our 3, 4 and 8 times tables, column methods and written methods for multiplying and dividing 2 digit by 1 digit numbers.

This term’s History:

This half term in History we will be looking at the Bradford and Keighley during World War 2. We will start by looking at when and how the war started. We will then move onto looking at what it was like to be a child in Keighley and Bradford during the war, using case studies and reflections from people that lived there during the war as well as pictures.  We will then look at air raids in Bradford, again using reflections, pictures and also news reports. We will think about how evidence and sources from the past help us to build a picture of what a time was like.  We will also look at evacuees during the war and what people did for work during the war in Keighley and Bradford.

This term’s Science:

In Science we will be looking at the forces and magnets. This will include comparing how things move on different surfaces, noticing that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance, observing how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others. We will then look at comparing and grouping together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identifying some magnetic materials, describing magnets as having two poles and predicting whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

Any specific learning:

Use of the column method of addition and subtraction, number bonds to 20 and 100, 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

The spellings that are sent home each week.

Reading with your child.

Doing the homework on the homework grid.

Things we need:

Please make sure a PE kit is in school on Monday and stays until they have done their PE lesson that week.

Earrings should not be worn on P.E. days.

Water bottle- children should be bringing a water bottle with their name on to school to use in class.

Reading book and reading record every day.

Useful websites:

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science

www.letterjoin.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/spelling_grammar

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/ 

More information about our Curriculum can be found in the Documents tab of our website.