In English we will be exploring more genres this term – an evenly balanced arrange of fiction and non-fiction texts. We will be advancing our knowledge of explanation texts using the ‘Wallace and Gromit’ series to explain how mechanical devices work. Alongside this non-fiction work, we will also be producing balanced arguments on the hotly debated topic – Graffiti – Art or Vandalism? As well as non-fiction writing, we are going to explore narratives set in imaginary worlds using the text ‘Amari and the Night Brothers’ and later on in the summer term, we will look at classic football heroes from South America to produce biographies to tie in with our Geography topic. ‘The Americas.’
In Maths we will be focussing on reasoning and problem solving skills in the areas of: Geometry (missing coordinates, symmetry, translation, reflection and 3D nets); ratio, money (story problems); time (timetables and duration); and Algebra (working backwards problems, formulas and algebraic expressions).
As Computer specialists (in Computing) we will be computational thinkers. The children will learn about some common algorithms, and recognise that more efficient solutions to the same problem can reduce the impact of computation on energy and other resources.
have opportunities to consider the concept of diversity and will be discussing a diverse range of views about questions of living together, tolerance and respect and prejudice-reduction. Following the study of beliefs and values in different religions and worldviews, pupils will be able to think about their own experiences and views about race, ethnicity and racial justice in relation to religions and worldviews.