This half term will have a strong environmental focus. We will learn which animals are endangered, the causes of this , and what we can do to de-escalate the rate of extinction. In English, we will be using formal language both in our speech and writing. For example, the children will be saying 'May I request that...?' rather than 'Can I ...?'
We will also hone our skills in persuasive writing, to plan and write a letter to a shop that sells ivory products, with the aim of dissuading them from participating in this trade.
Our class book is 'holes' (sic) , which has already captivated us. You may want to read it yourself; I am sure there are copies in the local library.
We are learning about classification, both the classification of animals and plants. The children will call upon previous learning, for example, the difference between a vertebrate and an invertebrate. They will also learn the seven qualifications for being classified as alive. If this piques your curiosity, ask your child what 'Mrs Nerg' means.
All children have log -ins for Spelling Shed and the Times Tables Rock Stars. Both are fun, excellent ways for the children to learn spelling and their times tables so please encourage them to play these games at home.
In maths, we have strong focus on decimals. We will be adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals. We will also be stating to learn algebra. This is a an exciting topic and we are all eager to get stuck in.
Things to Remember
Every day - Reading books
Wednesday - P.E. kit
The children have individual maths homework, aimed at their level of progression. Do ensure it is done and let us know if they are finding it too easy or difficult.
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.