Years 4, 5 and 6
Class Teacher – Mrs L Unsworth-Brown, Mrs J Cannell & Mrs C Meredith
Our text this term is The Matchbox Diary by Paul Feischman, which tells the tale of a family’s move from Italy to North America. We have been weighing up the decision about whether the move would be a good one and writing diary entries and balanced arguments.
We’ve all been surprised to learn that there are 23 different countries in North America! We have been finding out how land use is different in North America compared with the UK and doing some research about famous landmarks. We have also been learning how to use six figure grid references on maps.
This term our topic is different subjects we learn about at school. We have been rehearsing saying and writing sentences about our favourite subjects.
We are working on throwing, striking, catching and marking skills in a variety of ball games this term.
At the moment we are solving multiplication and division problems. We build lots of practical activities into our learning and we’ve already been able to make good use of our new orienteering course on site.
This term we are reading the fantastic “Holes” by Louis Sachar. Watch this space for some fantastic writing – the genres we’ll be looking at this term are informal letters, non-chronological reports about some rather scary lizards and narrative.
We are learning all about what makes a good website this term. We’re looking at the features of our favourite websites before designing our own webpages.
We practise speaking, listening and writing in French as well as finding out about life in France. This term our topic is the weather and we’re looking forward to presenting our own weather forecasts – in French of course!
We enjoy music in Tawny Owls and we have been working really hard to improve our performance skills on the ukulele as well as creating some body percussion performances.
This term we will be rehearsing and performing with instruments and singing.
We’ve already completed some work on fractions this term and now we are working on multiplication and division word problems. We build lots of practical activities into our learning.
This term Tawny Owls have been basing their English work on “Song of the Dolphin Boy” by Elizabeth Laird to link with our geography topic of “Water”.
We have been producing lots of writing that we are proud of. We have been looking at speech and we have incorporated some drama along the way!
Design and Technology
We have been looking at how we can make our meals healthier. Tawny Owls had to research and adapt a traditional spaghetti bolognese recipe to make a healthier option. We may have some future chefs in the making!
In Geography, our topic this term is “How we use Water”. We have been finding out about the water cycle (did you know that the water we drink has been around as long as the dinosaurs?), ways we can save water and the process water goes through to make it safe to drink. The children have enjoyed experimenting with filtration to see how they can clear debris from muddy water.
We are making the most of the sunny weather and our fantastic outside space during our athletics sessions in PE this term – the children have been working hard to improve their technique and stamina in both field and track events. We look forward to you seeing the results of everyone’s hard work at Sports Day.
This term we have been looking at units of measurement, time and plotting coordinates as well as keeping on developing skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We love being active while we learn too.