In Religious Education the children will continue to learn about Baptism, and will learn to use religious words and phrases to describe some actions and symbols used in Baptism. They will also be learning to describe some ways in which Christians live as followers of Jesus.
The children will then learn the importance of preparing for special times and that Advent is four weeks of preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus at Christmas. As part of this, they will learn about the Annunciation and the Visitation.
The children will continue explore different types of writing including stories, poetry, letter writing and non-fiction.
We will be working on conjunctions (a word that joins two or more phrases together e.g. but, so, because, as, when, however).
We will also be learning about the four different types of sentences that there are: statements, questions, commands and exclamations.
We will be revising adjectives, nouns and verbs.
The children will also be learning about tenses (which show the time of an action or a state of being as shown by a verb), specifically the present tense and the past tense.
Throughout the week the children will be heard to read individually and in guided reading groups. We will be reading a range of texts: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The children will use their knowledge to work out, predict and check the meanings of unfamiliar words and to make sense of what they have read.
In phonics, we will continue revising the Phase 5 graphemes and then work on alternative pronunciations for known graphemes. For example, ‘ow’ is pronounced differently in the words down and snow. They will also learn alterative spellings for phonemes. They will then learn about suffixes. For example adding letter groups such as -ing, -ed, or -er to the end of words.
The children will also practice blending for reading and segmenting for spelling.
The sounds that the children learn during the week will be sent home on the previous Friday and the children will have a ‘spelling quiz’ at the end of the week.
The children will continue develop their knowledge of place value and their use of skills and strategies to enable them to calculate addition and subtraction sums, including adding and subtracting two 2-digit numbers. They will use concrete resources and mathematical jottings to help them to calculate their answers. The children will be encouraged to solve problems and explain how they got their answers. They will be given the opportunity to work collaboratively to develop their number and problem solving skills.
We will be learning about money and will count amounts and explore different ways of making the same amount. They will also find totals, find the difference between amounts and calculate change.
The children will continue to work on multiplication (x2, x10, x5 and x3) and be introduced to division.
Throughout the work that we do, the children will be encouraged to solve problems and explain how they got their answers.
In Science the children will be carrying out their own experiments and developing the scientific skills of observing, predicting, measuring, fair testing and recording in a variety of ways. The children will also be learning about the differences between plants and animals. They will be learning that all animals need food and water to stay alive and that they need a variety of food and drink to enable them to grow.
They will learn to recognize and sort the basic food types and know that they need right amounts of different types of food to be healthy.
They will also explore the importance of exercise to stay fit and healthy.
The children will continue to develop their keyboard skills and will be learning more about Google Classroom. We will continue to work on internet safety.
The children will be putting on their detective hats this half term to find out about a significant historical event, The Great Fire of London.
The children will ask questions in order to find out about the fire and then use different sources to find the answers. They will be learning about the events of the great fire and show it on a timeline.
Art and Design
The children will be creating still life pieces by recording from first hand observation and experience. They will explore how to create tones and tints by experimenting with changing a colour by adding white or black.
The children will be making a mixed media collage. They will explore collage techniques to create a Fire of London picture, including the use of light and dark to create tone and using tissue paper as a medium.
They will also design and make a pinch pot and decorate it using ready mixed paint.
The children will develop their throwing and catching skills and continue to work on skipping.
The children do PE on Monday and Wednesday.
The children are expected to read daily.
Spellings are posted on Google Classroom on Friday and there is a quiz on the following Friday.
English and Maths homework is posted on Google Classroom on Friday and should be returned on the following Monday.