Why is Water Precious?
We are covering many genres in English this half term; we will be identifying problems and resolutions using the text ‘Christopher Nibble’, identifying and using the features of a non-chronological report, recounting events and performing and writing poetry. Through each genre the children will consolidating the skills that they have been taught so far as well as identifying how their work can be edited and improved using higher level vocabulary, punctuation and presentation.
In maths we will continue to work on multiplication and division as well as daily recall of addition and subtraction facts. We will recall our knowledge of 2D shapes by finding ½ , ¼ and ¾ before begin to transfer known facts of multiplying and dividing by 2, 5 and 10 to find fractions of amounts.
There is a science theme to the topic this half term. The children will be observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants. The will have many opportunities identify and describe what plants need to survive by designing and conducting their own investigations. In order to understand the needs of plants, they will be looking after their own. They will be observing and describing animal and plant lifecycles and identifying how young animals and humans grow into adults.
In computing, the children will be becoming TV chefs- presenting and filming their own recipes.
In art and design the class will be learning about the properties of clay and how this material can be used to create a clay pot. The children will be practising a range of techniques and will design and make their own clay pot. The children will study the observational art work of Van Gogh and using a range of media, will create their own observational drawings.
Through PSHE we will be finding out how we can stay clean and healthy and stop germs from spreading. We will look at the work carried out by Water Aid and identify the struggle of a small town in Madagascar who do not have clean, safe water to use.
In RE we are continuing to explore the question; How do the stories of Jesus inspire Christians today? In particular looking at the Easter Story.
We will be visiting Bedford’s Park on the 15th March to participate in a Plant Power workshop, which will be led by an Education Ranger. More details to follow.