In Maths this term, we will be learning about bar charts and line graphs. We will be exploring how graphs and charts can be used to represent data and how they can be used to identify trends or patterns over time. We will be using graphs to make comparisons between data and we will have a go at drawing and interpreting our own graphs.
We will then be moving on to fractions. We will start by counting in hundredths and recognising that fractions are part of a whole, before moving on to investigating mixed number fractions and equivalent fractions.
Towards the end of term, we will be exploring time. We will be learning to tell the time using the 24 hour clock before moving on to changing times from hours to minutes and seconds and changing years to weeks, months and days. We will also be looking to solve time related problems.
In English, we begin the Spring term by exploring poetry related to the five senses. We will be looking at the different features such as rhyme, alliteration and figurative language. We will then be moving on to our core text, Shackleton’s Journey, where we will be continuing to develop our reading and writing skills across a range of genres and text types. We will also be making links to our Topic learning about Polar Environments.
In Science, we are learning about Sound. We will be experimenting with a range of different materials to discover how sounds are made and how they travel from the sound source to the ear. We will be developing our scientific investigation skills by setting up a range of exciting, hands-on experiments to carry out fair tests, make predictions and identify results.
Topic - Polar Environments - lessons this half term are based on our Geography curriculum and link in to our learning in English. We will begin our learning by identifying where in the world the Arctic Circle and the Antarctic Circle are and we will explore what it is like to live in these areas of the world. We will then focus on understanding what climate change is and what is causing climate change before moving on to learning how climate change is impacting on these Polar Environments.