Welcome to Sycamore Class!
Our Topic this term will be 'Plastic Pollution' and we will be exploring the question ' What is the problem with plastic in our world today?'. To begin the children will explore the different needs of animals to survive before focusing in on the importance of an animal’s habitat to provide food and shelter. They will research the impact that plastic is having on our oceans and how this is affecting animals’ habitats and their survival. To support his the children will use maps and atlases in Geography to locate the seven continents of the world and identify the oceans that surround them. They will then research the features that make these oceans unique before applying this knowledge to identify how a oceanic habitat is suited to a particular sea creature. The children will use their 'Effective Searching' skills in Computing to support their learning.
In English the children's Phonics sessions will be take a grammatical features that will enhance their writing and they will apply their new learning within English lessons. They will begin the term by extending their knowledge of traditional tales and will apply what they know to put their own twist on the story ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. They will also explore a range of journey stories before using their PBL learning to create a riddle about a sea creature of their choice.
In Maths the children will further consolidate their Place value knowledge to support their mental Maths and apply this further when working on problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will then apply this learning within the context of money. They will link their fractions learning from the Autumn term to new learning about position and direction by exploring whole, half and quarter turns. The children will also be introduced to the terms clockwise and anticlockwise.
Homework will continue to be uploaded onto Seesaw on Fridays and is due to be completed for the following Thursday each week.
Sycamore Class have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure your child has a kit in school.
Children are expected to read at home each night and reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please note that the children's reading records must be signed at least twice before their book is changed.
Thank you for your support :)