Mrs Scott, Miss Berry and Mrs Nadeau
Welcome back Eagles! We hope that you had a restful Easter break and are ready to dive into the Summer Term.
Eagles class will continue to strive to be the best that we can be and to be proud of our achievements. This will be achieved by having the same high expectations of ourselves and each other as we have had the rest of the year.
Our enquiry question this term is, ‘What caused the Viking raids in England?’ This is a History focussed topic where we will we will be learning about the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England through to the time of Edward the Confessor. At the end of the Summer Term, we will be welcoming storyteller Clive Pig into school to deliver a day of workshops about the Vikings.
Our Design Technology will link to this enquiry question; we will be designing and creating Viking longboats made from wood. We will be getting creative in our Art lessons as we look at Viking art and creating our own versions; this will be delivered by Mrs Morton who will use her artistic talents to provide exciting Art opportunities.
In English, we’ll begin with some poetry in preparation to make our entries to the Somerset Literacy Network Poetry Competition! After that, we will read, ‘How to train your dragon’ by Cressida Cowell which we will focus on our narrative writing on. Then, our non-fiction writing will be based on, what the Vikings did for us.
In Maths, we will be starting our Geometry – Position and Direction unit; we will learn how to read and plot coordinates, translate shapes as well as to describe translations. Following this, we will move on to Statistics where we will interpret data and graphs.
In Science, we will be learning about states of matter. We will compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. We will then use our investigative skills to observe whether some materials change state when they are heated or cooled. In addition to this, we will identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.
In our Religious Education lessons, our focus is on Christianity, so we will be examining what Christians believe about Agape. Mrs Gomes will continue to teach us Portuguese as our foreign language.
In Computing lessons, we will continue to use technology safely by recognising acceptable and unacceptable behaviour and ways of reporting concerns. We will be learning how to use Excel to display data which will link with our statistics unit in maths. We will also be using the laptops to carry out research about the Vikings. In addition to this, we will use the iPads daily for Times Table Rock Stars practise in preparation for our Year 4 times table test.
We are looking forward to a very exciting summer term!
Mrs Scott, Miss Berry and Mrs Nadeau
Welcome to the exceptional Eagles class with Mrs Scott, Miss Berry and Mrs Pacheco. We are so excited to welcome you all back to school and cannot wait to begin our learning journey with you! As always, our expectations of you are very high and we believe that each and every one of you will achieve your very best; we cannot wait to watch our Eagles soar!
This term, we will be looking at a Geography based enquiry question, ‘How does Chard carnival bring people together?’ This will involve us making key comparisons between the UK and Brazil and looking at the history of carnivals. We are delighted to say that there will be a carnival taking place in Chard again this autumn, so once again we will be able to take part in the Carnival as we have done in previous years.
In Science, we will be exploring electricity and sound, looking at how electricity is made, making and testing circuits and designing our own alarms.
In English, we will focus on a range of genres and texts, allowing the children to extend their ability in writing. Some of these will incorporate key themes from this term’s topic around deforestation and extinction. Our first text of the Autumn term will be, ‘I’ll Take You to Mrs Coles’; a text about a young boy who is threatened by his mother to be taken to the notorious character, Mrs Coles, who lives nearby and seemingly in total chaos, whenever he is naughty. The children will thoroughly enjoy finding out about the real identity of this infamous character.
In Maths, we will be focusing on place value followed by addition and subtraction. As well as this, we will focus on the children’s speed and ability to recall their times tables, in preparation for the end of year four statutory times tables test. Furthermore, we will revisit key arithmetic skills on a daily basis to ensure that we continue to develop these.
In Religious Education, we will be learning about Hinduism and explore the enquiry question: ‘What do Hindu people believe about Dharma, Deity and Atman?’ In addition, we will use some well-known Hindu stories in our English work too.
We will have PE twice weekly; please ensure your child has suitable clothing for either indoor or outdoor activities on these days.
Homework and spellings will be weekly; they will be set on a Friday and collected the following Thursday. In addition to this, it is expected that over the course of a week, children will have read five times at home and have their reading record signed by a parent/carer to prove that their child has read.