I am Mrs Thomas and I am your class teacher in Maple Class. We are very lucky to have the support of Miss Tudda and Mrs Riley also.
Our enquiry question for this half term is 'If animals could talk, what would they say?' and we will researching and spreading awareness of endangered animals and conservation.
We will explore this topic through most subjects:
History: Children to study David Attenborough and Dian Fossey and look at their achievements for conservation.
Science: Living things and their Habitats - Children will understand the basic principles of a food chain and will consider this linked to endangered animals.
Geography: When learning about new animal species children will need to learn where in the world these animals are from and what type of habitat they require. They will need Geographical knowledge of hot and cold areas to underpin their learning. Children will also learn all about Kenya and understand what life is like in this country. They will learn about the physical geography of Kenya alongside the Human geography. They will also link this to their knowledge surrounding endangered animals and will research which animals live in this country.
Computing: Presenting Ideas - Children will create a presentation to share information about what they have learnt.
Art: Children will look at the colours and patterns linked to Africa and will take inspiration from this as they create their own art work.
English: Our focus author for this half term is Anthony Browne and we will begin by looking at his book 'Zoo' followed by 'Oi get off our train!' by John Burningham. We will also use Anthony Browne's book 'The Tunnel' to write our own version of the story.
Our Maths learning for this term will be:
Number and place value statistics - To identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations including the number line.
Addition and subtraction - To recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently and derive and use related facts to 100.
Capacity and volume and temperature - To choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure capacity and volume to the nearest appropriate unit.
2-D and 3-D shape - To identify and describe the properties of 3D shapes including the number of edges, vertices and faces.
Multiplication and division - To solve problems involving multiplication and division.
Statistics including finding the difference - To interpret and construct simple pictograms, tally charts, block diagrams and simple tables.
Measurement - To choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure and record the results using greater than and less than signs.
Here are some links for websites that the children can access at any time to consolidate their learning:
Homework will be posted on SeeSaw each Friday and it is due to be completed by the following Thursday and uploaded to SeeSaw.
Thank you for your support :)