Welcome back. We hope you all enjoyed the Christmas and New Year break. This term will be looking at the exciting topic of Exploration and Evolution. What follows is an overview of each subject and what we will be studying, over the coming weeks.
In English the children will be learning how to write a biography and a diary based on the life and works of Charles Darwin. Also, the children will be looking at Mayan myths and legends and write a non chronological report on the Mayan civilization. There will be a particular focus on learning and using accurate grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Maths further develops the children's understanding and skills in mental and written calculations, including problem and real life situations. Oral reasoning and collaborative learning activities will be crucial in Maths as well as fluency and speed of basic calculation. Children will continue to focus on learning their tables by using Mathletics and TT rockstars.
The main theme for the Spring term will be explorers and exploration. The children will learn about the countries of the world. They will also identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle. After half term, the children will study South America, in particular, the history and culture of the Aztec and Mayan civilization.