Welcome to Summer Term in Opal Class!
We hope you had a safe and relaxing Easter break.
This term we will be reading the following four texts: ‘The Wild Robot’ by Peter Brown, ‘Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya’ by Mama Miti and ‘The pebble in my pocket’ by Meredith Hooper which are linked to our Class Topic. Children will be exploring non-fiction outcomes, information reports, adverts, narratives and poetry. Children will be developing their writing, reading and grammar skills.
This term we will be revisiting our knowledge of the number system and place value. We will continue to solve problems involving the four operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will learn about fractions, time, position and direction.
This is also linked with our geography topic. Children will learn about different types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. Working scientifically, they will investigate the properties of rock and its uses in everyday life. They will learn what different soils are made from. They will also study different types of fossils and find out how fossils are formed.
Mountains, Rivers and Coasts
Children will be learning about Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. We will locate volcanoes and earthquakes on a world map.
We will be researching different types of volcanoes and investigating how volcanoes erupt.
We will also be learning how the earth was formed and how the earth is made up of different layers.
This term, in Relationships and Health Education, we will be looking at the similarities and differences between boys and girls and different families.
We will also look at saving, spending and budgeting.
Cooking and Nutrition
This term in PE children will learn the skills of striking and fielding used in the game of cricket. Children will continue to develop their strength, control and balance in athletics.