This term in Foxes we will be learning....
Our focus text in English is the graphic novel 'Arthur and the Golden Rope' by Joe Todd-Stanton, which tells the story of Arthur Brownstone and how he used the help of the Viking Gods to find a golden rope.
We will explore the character of
Arthur and decide whether or not he should go and find the Land of the Gods to ask for help, before writing part of the narrative for a wordless part of the book.
We will then use our knowledge of the text to write a newspaper report about what has happened, using inverted commas to show quotes from key witnesses.
We are continuing to follow Hampshire's medium term plans and will cover the following topics:
1) Multiplication and division: Recalling key times tables facts to help solve scaling and integer problems. Revising formal written methods for addition and subtraction.
2) Measurement (time and money): Finding different amounts of change, solve simple word problems in the context of money, revising telling the time, using time related facts to help compare times.
3) Measurement (length): Solving problems in the context of length, measuring and comparing different lengths, finding the perimeter of different shapes.
Our topic entitled 'How do plants reproduce?' will continue this term, with the children focussing on different types of seed dispersal. We will learn about the main ways seeds are dispersed, evaluate which we think are most effective and then design our own seed. We will then develop our understanding of seeds further by exploring their purpose and how they are adapted to these roles.
We continue to look at Britain's invaders over History this term by learning about the Vikings. We will learn about where they came from and their reasons for invading Britain, their way of life and the legacy they left in Britain.
We our linking our DT to our Viking topic by designing and making Viking longboats out of recyclable materials. We will explore why the Viking longboats had such an effective design, test materials for what would be most fit for purpose before making and testing our boats to fit a specific design brief.
Our computing unit this term is based around computational thinking. We will learn about the four key aspects of computational thinking (decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction and algorithm design) and how we can use these to help solve problems when coding in Scratch.