Monday 4 January, 2021
Happy New Year everyone!
We hope you all had a Happy Christmas and a restful holiday.
This term is going to be jam packed full of fun learning activities and enquiry opportunities across the curriculum.
‘Space’ is our topic. The children will learn more about the universe: the planets, the moon, the sun and we will answer questions such as ‘Why do we have night and day?’ and ‘Why do we have seasons?’’. The history and future of space exploration will be looked at, as well as discovering what life might be like as an astronaut – can’t wait!
Our main English text is ‘The Jamie Drake Equation’ written by Christopher Edge. The book is about a boy whose father is an astronaut orbiting Earth in the International Space Station. One day in the observatory, Jamie picks up a strange signal – could it be aliens? Are they closer to Earth than people realise? Jamie has to investigate and possibly become a hero. This exciting narrative will allow plenty of writing opportunities such as: writing diary entries, space reports, alien descriptions, Space survival guides, as well as some space poetry.
In maths, we will continue with fractions, as there is still so much more we need to know. Multiplying and dividing fractions and finding fractions of amounts will be included in the learning this term. After that, we will move on to some geometry with a focus on direction and position.
P.E. will take place on Wednesday, so please ensure all children bring a water bottle and come to school dressed in P.E. kit (including trainers).
We are excited about this term and are looking forward to a great 2021.
If you have any questions or would like to speak with us. Please contact us through Class Dojo and we will assist in any way we can.
Anna Cole, Sarah Brownlow and Kim Williams
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