This half term will have a strong science focus. We will learn about the human circulatory system, identifying and describing the main body parts. Using this knowledge , we will write explanation texts, explaining the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. For anyone planning to be a doctor, this is essential learning.
We will also focus on dialogue in our writing, deciding how it can be used with most effect in narrative.
Our class book is 'Wonder', which provides ample opportunities for learning in PSHE. We will continue to develop our grammar knowledge, for example, the children will learn how and when to use a colon and a semi colon, something many adults find tricky.
We will also discuss the impact of diet, lifestyle, drugs and exercise on how bodies function.
We will conduct experiments which enable the children to understand how nutrients and water are transported throughout the body.
In maths, we have strong focus on fractions. We will be adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. We will be converting fractions into decimals and learning about percentages. It is essential your child knows their times tables, please check and help them to learn any they need .
Things to Remember
Every day - Reading books
Wednesday - P.E. kit
We aim to make the homework as discursive as possible (based on having a discussion) to help the children improve their spoken skills so please do help them and join in the conversation.
As ever, I am always keen to hear any news or concerns you may have; it's important to me that your child feels happy so please catch me at the beginning or end of the day if you need to speak to me.