This term we will be learning about significant people of the past, including Neil Armstong and Mae Jemison, as well as honing our fieldwork and map work in geography.
We will begin this half term by exploring the lives of selected astronauts, before comparing their accomplishments and concluding what makes them significant and their impact on our lives today.
Before Christmas, our focus will shift to our building on our geography learning. We will be naming and locating the seven continents and five oceans of the world, the four countries in the United Kingdom, their capital cities and our surrounding seas. Then, we will use aerial photographs to plot a route, draw a map, and construct a simple key.
In phonics, we will spend time recapping alternative pronunciations and spellings to ensure the children are confident and fluent readers! We will also be looking at best-bet spelling and reading strategies to support the children in reading a range of texts. As part of reading, we will be looking at a range of fiction, nonfiction and poetry texts and working closely on developing the children’s fluency. In English, we will be reading Look Up! as well as working on some new grammar skills such including commas in lists and for a short breath in our sentences, coordinating and subordinating conjunctions, and including words in our writing with the suffixes –es, -ed and –ful. We’ll also have fun being authors by writing and innovating our own stories!
In maths we will be continuing our learning on Place Value to 100, including partitioning numbers in different ways and writing two digit numbers in words. We will also be identifying and describing different 2D and 3D shapes. I wonder if you can spot any with your child? A can of beans is a great example of a cylinder!
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