Summer Term Overview
In English, children will make links with their Topic work by studying the life and times of the infamous Dick Whittington. They will explore the sights of London in order to help them write a London Tour Guide for visiting tourists. The children will also have the exciting opportunity to work with the BBC to create their own kitchen kid cookery television programme, as part of the lit film fest!
In Mathematics the children will consolidate their understanding of the written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in more complicated problem solving challenges. They will be applying the multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 and their corresponding division facts. The children will continue to work with fractions and decimals. They will learn to measure using different apparatus and draw angles using a protractor. Work on money, 2D and 3D shapes, and the various units of measurement, will be covered. Children will collect data and, draw and interpret charts and graphs. Finally, we will focus on telling the time to the exact minute and solving problems involving time.
In Science the children will be completing investigations based on states of matter. They will also learn about Sound through a variety of different investigations. They will conduct observations over time using sound wave monitoring equipment and analyse the data using digital technology. Finally, they will learn to present their findings using a range of charts and graphs.
In Computing the children will continue to learn how to use code to write simple games using Scratch and discovery coding. They will also use Google Classroom to submit work and comment on the work of their peers, using our new chrome books. They will also continue to develop their digital literacy skills and learn the importance of being a creator of digital content as opposed to just being a consumer.
Our Topic this term is called Britain from the Air. The children will learn about the stories behind famous landmarks in London and the UK, and develop skills in using atlases, maps and plans to locate places.
In Music the children will continue learning how to read music and improve their skills playing the violin.
In PSHE this term children will be learning about the way we grow and change throughout the human life-cycle, how puberty affects emotions and behaviour and strategies for dealing with the changes associated with puberty and with feelings in the context of relationships.