See below for an overview of what we shall be learning about this term for each subject.
From October, we will be exploring World War II, with a particular focus on The Blitz. We will be looking at the bombing of major metropolitan areas and the evacuation of children from London to the countryside. We will start by reading and researching information about The Blitz, with a view to writing a formal letter from the perspective of a Billeting Officer. We will look at the geography of Europe and the countries involved in the conflict as well as the tragedy that was The Holocaust. Later in the term, we will use war poetry as our point of departure, analysing a number of different war poems and looking at the conventions of poetry. In History we will considering the impact of The Blitz on daily London life. We hope to have an Evacuee Day, when the children will dress up as evacuees, with suitcases and labels . Be prepared for a tearful send off!
Answer the following questions:
When did WWII start? Why?
What was The Blitz? How long did it last for?
What does the word 'demoralised' mean?
Explain why people had to have rations during this time?
In Autumn term 2, the children will learn how to multiply and divide larger numbers, including whole numbers by 10, 100, and 1000. This involves building upon the place value work we have done. Children will learn how to find multiples and factors of a given number (See this informative video for your perusal - https://goo.gl/ggEVxW). They will also look into prime numbers, square numbers, cube numbers. They will be solving multi-step word problems to do with multiplication and division.
We will continue to use the methods we currently use in all four operations in line with new NC standards.
Our PSHE lessons will help the children to discuss healthy food choices and what influences what they eat
Please make sure you bring in your library book on a Friday and your PE kit on Monday .
Homework is given out on a Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. It will include reading comprehension, maths and topic related activities.
The children have a home reading book. Please ensure they read the allocated pages, write a comment in the reading record and that it is brought to school every day. It would be really beneficial if you read with your child regularly and discussed their books.
Reading is of paramount importance here at Lordship Lane.
Please ensure that your child reads their home/school reading book every day as agreed, as well as writing a comment in their record book about what they have read.
If parents/guardians are interested in learning more about the teaching of reading and how to support their child, there is a free reading course being conducted in the school in partnership with Haringey Family Learning Department. Please see the Reading Co-ordinator - Mrs Imbrah.
Tips for reading with your child
Ask your child what they are reading about and discuss it with them.
Can they predict what might happen if it is a fiction genre?
If non fiction, what facts have they learnt?
Ask them to write short book reviews of the books they have read to be displayed on our classroom wall.
Purchase the newspaper, 'First News' (sold in Sainsbury's) or go on the website (https://www.firstnews.co.uk/). This paper reports on current events but is written so children can understand.