Our topic this term is 'Our Wonderful World'. So far, we have looked at what makes us special and designed abstract self-portraits. We have looked at different continents and countries throughout the world using atlases and the internet and have created our own maps. We have found out about the different climate zones and biomes around the world and have written non-chronological reports about them. We have also created our own biomes in a box using a selection of collage materials.
We have begun to use 'The Write Stuff' approach in English and have produced some fantastic narrative writing based on the film 'Feast'. We have also written some amazing poetry inspired by one of our favourite poetry books, 'The Lost Words'. Next half term we will focus on the environment; writing newspaper reports based around taking care of our environment. We will also be looking at 'The Journey', a picture book by Aaron Becker, and continuing to develop our narrative writing.
In Science, we have found out all about 'States of matter' and what the three main states are - gas, solid and liquid - and related this to the three main states of water. We have learnt about the freezing, melting and boiling points of water and all about evaporation and condensation, and the water cycle. Next half term our Science work will be all about forces.
In RE we have been thinking about the theme of 'Wisdom and authority.' We have found out about what wisdom is and have looked at proverbs and 'words of wisdom' from other well known and influential people. Next half term our topic will be pilgrimages and the pilgrimages that people with different religious beliefs undertake.
Our Maths focus has been Place Value, using a variety of manipulatives to show different numbers and make calculations. We will also explore the four operations as well as trying to improve our already amazing scores on our times table challenges. Hit the Button has also been a favourite, with everyone trying to beat their score each time! This can be accessed at home if anyone wants the extra practice! Next half term we will also be focussing on all things fraction related.