See below for an overview of what we shall be learning about this term for each subject.
In English, we shall be focusing on biographies of inspirational people from both history and from modern day. We will research Malala Yousafzai, see pictures above, and the children will use this information to write their own biography. Later in the term ,we will develop our skills in narrative writing. We will examine how authors use flashbacks to engage the reader and learn how to employ the technique in our own writing.
In Art, children will be exploring symbolism in the peace movement.
We will consider well known peace symbols and use different mediums to sculpt our own peace symbol.
Answer the following questions:
What was Malala fighting for?
What happened as a result of her speaking up?
What recognition (prizes) did she receive?
What is your opinion of her?
This term, we have a strong focus on fractions, decimals and we will then move onto ratios and percentages. We will be comparing and ordering numbers with up to three decimal places. We will study the relationship between thousands, hundredths and tenths and their decimal equivalents.
We will round decimals with two decimal places to the nearest whole number. We will broaden our understanding of the % symbol and understand that percent relates to number of parts per hundred.
We will continue to use the methods we currently use in all four operations in line with new NC standards.
In science, we will be learning about forces, including gravity, friction and air resistance and water resistance. The children will be doing plenty of hands-on experiments and will work scientifically to generate and test their own hypotheses.
Our PSHE lessons will focus on how to judge what physical contact is acceptable or unacceptable and how to respond.
We will also explore the concept of keeping something confidential or secret.
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.
Contact your teacher with any questions or concerns you may have.