See below for an overview of what we shall be learning about this term for each subject.
This term, our topic has a geographical focus. The children will be able to name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom. They will analyse different geographical regions, identify their human and physical characteristics, and key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers).
In literacy, we will increase our familiarity of myths and legends from around the British Isles (Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England).
Please do share any myths and legends from other cultures and countries that you know.
This term we have a strong focus on geometry.
We will learn about the angles around a point, and how to calculate missing angles and lengths in shapes.
Pupils will learn about regular and irregular polygons . We will learn about reflection and translations, using co-ordinates within the first quadrant.
Our focus will then move to measurements , with a strong emphasis on converting kilograms, grams, kilometres, metres, litres and millilitres. We will be converting imperial measurements into their metric equivalent.
We will also be using timetables to extend our knowledge of time.
We will continue to use the methods we currently use in all four operations in line with new NC standards.
Children are expected to be able to use 'fronted adverbials' and 'relative clauses' in their writing. It is important that children practise these to be able to make more complex sentences.
Learn the relative clause song, which is below, and sing it to your friends.
Can you learn the fronted adverbial song, too?
Please make sure you bring in your library book on a Friday and your PE kit on. 5M have been taking part in the Daily Mile, where children make fitness part of their daily routine.
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.
Contact your teacher with any questions or concerns you may have.