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Summer Term

 

Religious Education

The topics we will be covering are Energy, Choices and Special Places.

  • The children will be discussing and looking at the events of the Ascension and Pentecost.
  • The reasons why we attend reconciliation
  • The special religious places we have around the world.

 

English

Through the story ‘Escape from Pompeii.’

  • The children will learn how to write newspaper reports.
  • Write creative, expressive and interesting stories.
  • The children will learn about persuasive writing and discussion.

Grammatical skills such as the usage and spelling of tenses; the correct use of speech marks and other punctuation will also be taught.

 

Maths

This term, our work in Maths will include the following:

  • 2D & 3D shapes and properties of each.
  • Fractions.
  • Measures
  • Statistics

We will also revise the 4 operations.

 

Computing

During this term the children will learn

  • Use Photostory3 to create a slideshow/documentary film about volcanoes or the story of Pompeii (Linked to IPC)
  • Create their own check in database.

 

IPC

Our topic for the 1st half term is ‘Active Planet ‘

 

For this topic, the children will focus on the causes and effects of Earthquakes and Volcanoes. We will research international organisations that work after natural disasters. Through cross curricular links, we will look at the devastation of Pompeii.

Our topic for the 2nd half term is ‘Gateway to the World’For this topic the children will look at the role airports play in people’s lives. The children will get to design their own airports, find out about the jobs found in airports, and research the uses of visas and passports around the world.

 

Music

This term the children will be having music with a music specialist once a week.

The children will continue recorder tuition and develop an understanding of staff notation. They will also learn songs linked to their IPC topics.

 

MFL

The students will be learning French as a foreign language throughout the year.

 

Physical Education

The children will have weekly lessons with a PE specialist. In PE the children will be focusing on athletics and orienteering.

 

 

Other important information...

Homework

We have devised a grid of English, maths and other activities linked to our IPC topics for this term. All children are expected to have completed enough activities to have earned at least 30 homework points by the end of the half term. There will be a grid for each half term.

Children are expected to read with a parent/carer for 15 minutes every day. Parents and carers should then sign their child’s reading record every day. Children who do not have a signed reading record with them in school will be expected to attend a reading catch-up session at morning play. Home reading books are to be changed every week on a Wednesday

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Dates for your diary and educational visits:

18th April – Return to School

21st April- Opening Mass of the term.

16th May - 3D Natural History Museum

17th May - 3C Natural History Museum

18th May - 3BW Natural History Museum

14th June- London City Airport

 

Equipment needed

  • Named PE kit –black/blue shorts, white polo shirt, tracksuit trousers and top
  • Plimsolls
  • Please ensure that all uniform has your child’s name on it.

 

Please encourage your child to:

  • To read every night and to visit the library where possible.
  • To bring in their P.E kit every week so that they are able to participate in lessons.
  • To learn all times tables off by heart.
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