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Below is a summary of what we will be studying this Spring term:
Our Maths focus this term is:
We also have a weekly times table challenge set over a three week period.
In English we are reading 'Holes' as our class book. We are also studying stories that raise issues, adventure stories and a non-fiction unit on travel writing.
Each week we have a SPaG focus. Children have homework linked to this work if relevant. Spelling work now takes place three times a week, which is a change from last term.
As Historians we are studying an aspect of local history...the role of Whitehaven in the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
As Geographers, we will be exploring a locality in an economically less developed country than the UK. We will be exploring the economy and how trade with richer countries influences their day to day activities.
As Artists we will be sketching and developing our drawings to collect information about the origins of the carnival celebrations.
As Scientists we will be working with different materials before investigating light.
Our RE this term first explores what it might be like to be a Muslim in Britain today. For the second half-term we will discuss if the crucifixion of Jesus was a sacrifice and what that means to us as Christians today.
Our PSHE work will focus on being happy.
As Design Technologists we are hoping to create our own 'freedom quilt'.
Children are expected to read at home on a regular basis. We are encouraging every child in school to 'Strive for Five' so would be very grateful if you could listen to your child read at home and then sign their planner to help us with this. As the children know, the best writers are usually those who read most!
Most weeks, children will also be given one or two additional pieces of homework. This may be class homework or tailored homework for individuals who may benefit from additional practice in a certain area of their work.