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What do we know about our world?-Summer

Welcome back after a lovely Easter break.

Residential- York

Please remember that this half term is our residential (18th-20th April)

 On Day 1 we will be leaving school around 9.15am and making our way to York, after lunch we will be visiting The National Rail Museum before heading to our accommodation in York.

On Day 2 we will leave after breakfast to explore York. We will first visit The York Minster and then we will head to York Chocolate Story and the Jorvik (Viking Centre).

On Day 3, we will be leaving York bright and early after breakfast and we on our journey back to Cheshire we will be stopping at The Royal Armories in Leeds to investigate more historical findings.

 

Maths

 
Initially we will continue with our topic of fractions and decimals Ma4/2.4  Then we will be starting our new topic of measurement Ma4/3.1 . Where we will be looking at converting units of measure, including time, which will lead onto telling the time. We will also be learning about shapes Ma4/3.2 and the position and direction Ma4/3.3 of them leading onto looking at area and perimeter. After half term we will move onto Data Handling Ma4/4.1  - reading and interpreting data in a variety of formats and then drawing different tables and charts to represent given data.

 

 
Literacy

This term we will be continuing our work on information texts by incorporating newspaper reports, diary entries and persuasive leaflets linked to our residential to York. After half term we will be working on our poetry skills learning how to write different types of poems. En4/3.3

Alongside this we will be focusing on Spelling and Grammar, Sentence Level work and Sustained Writing. En4/3.3 The children will be experimenting with sentence structure, using punctuation effectively to signpost meaning in longer, more complex sentences. En4/3.4ai This will include using fronted adverbials properly. En4/3.4av They will also be identifying a good range of connectives to link phrases and paragraphs.

 

Science

Linking to our topic of ‘solids, liquids and gases’ Sc4/3.1 the children will explore how to change the state of water, and that states can be reversed; they will explain evaporation and condensation and how these processes are used in the water cycle. Ge2/1.3

After half term we will be focusing on Electricity Sc4/4.2a, where we will be exploring simple circuits and learning about conductors and insulators. We will also be looking at sound- Sc4/4.1, learning about sound waves and vibrations. They will devise their own experiments to test and explain the above and give detailed conclusions of their results.

 

 Topic

Our theme this term in topic is ‘What do we know about our world?’ We have many objectives to cover and explore, which are also going to be linked to the local environments and the U.K. Ge2/1.3 We will be linking our residential with this, including making our own residential books where we will be completing mapping as well as lots of different styles of persuasive writing linked to what we have seen and learnt Hi2/2.1/Ge2/1.4 
Our topic this time will also incorporate rivers and oceans, continents, British values- democracy and law. R12- 18. /L8, L11-12

 PE


PE will still be taught on a Tuesday and Friday, so please ensure you have your full PE kit. Swimming will continue to take place on Thursdays.

 

Homework

 There will be a parent meeting in the first week back to explain the new homework format that we are going to trial this term. Please attend in order to understand the new expectations and format, if you are unable to attend a letter will be sent out to offer guidance and explanation.

  • Spellings and times tables will still be given out on Monday for a test on Friday.(The homework books will be checked regularly for try one and two tests at home)
  • Reading - Could you please read with your child as frequently as possible and record this in their reading records (3-4 times a week).
  • ‘My Maths’ –will be set weekly on a Tuesday for the following Monday.

Thank you in advance for your continual support

Miss Walker

 

Spring Term- 'Can we make the world a better place?'

Welcome back Nunsmere after the Christmas break!

Literacy 


In literacy we will initially be looking at information texts- through this we will be looking at the ‘important’ parts of information and how we can determine what is useful, we will be linking this to our topic by looking at recycling, pollution, climate change and environmental issues and writing information texts on this. We will then look at using a thesaurus and a dictionary properly to enhance our writing skills. During the second half of the term we will be looking at persuasive writing, looking particularly at sentence types and vocabulary used. We will be looking at reports/ information leaflets before moving onto newspaper writing. (analysing, researching and identifying features in the view to write their own.)  En4/1a-1i, En4/2.1a-b, En4/2.2a-c , En4/3.1a-f ,En4/3.3a-e

Numeracy


In numeracy we will be completing our topic of subtraction and problem solving. Then our main focus in the first half term will be multiplication and division, and during the second half term we will be moving onto fractions where we will be looking at adding fractions, finding common fractions, and finding decimal equivalents. Please continue to learn times tables at home, and even if you know them all you can still practice getting faster to help with your mental maths skills! (up to 12x12)    Ma4/2.2 Ma 4/2.3, Ma4/2.4,

 Science

Our first topic in science will be Living Things and Their Habitats, which follows on from our previous topic of Animals and Humans. The children will recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways and explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment. We will then investigate and recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things. (This will link to Topic work) We will be carrying out investigations after planning them and we will also use tables to record and conclude our results. Sc4/2.1 , Sc4/3.1

 Topic

For our topic we will be focusing on geography, looking at the environment and the world. The children will describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, effects of volcanoes and earthquakes, and pollution. Another focus will be human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water. For the second half term we will be looking more at fair trade and renewable energy resources. We will also be doing work based on our residential next half term. Ge2/1.2a, Ge2/1.2a, Ge2/1.3a-b

 

PE

Mr Freeman will continue to teach PE on a Tuesday and Friday and swimming will still take place on Thursdays – please ensure your child brings their full kit each week.

Homework

Homework will be given out on Tuesday to be returned the following Monday; This will be one piece of maths and one piece of literacy. Spellings and timetables will be given out on a Tuesday and the test will take place on the Friday, however I will try to put them on the website on Monday. My maths will be set weekly on a Monday and must be completed by the following Monday. TTrockstars is available daily to practice your timetables.

Please remember to bring  Reading books, reading dairies on a daily basis. Homework books on Monday and Friday for tests. Spelling book and times tables books on a Friday.

 

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Nunsmere Autumn Topic 2017

Autumn Curriculum overview

Welcome to Nunsmere!

Literacy  

In literacy initially we will be working on the topic of Myths and Legends, where we will be exploring different mythical creatures and settings and then moving onto creating our own myths. We will also be looking at how to use both a dictionary and thesaurus properly to help enhance our writing. Linking to topic we will then try to create our very own dictionary to help us with our topic work. En 4/1.a/b/c/d / En4/3.3 / EN4/2.2a/b/c/d

In the second half term we will be looking at information texts- through this we will be creating our own newspaper reports and biographies looking at the Anglo Saxons and Vikings; linking this to our topic. We will also be looking at how we can determine what parts of information is useful and what is not. We will then look at using a thesaurus and a dictionary properly to enhance our writing skills. We will then learn how to write instructions accurately by learning how to paragraph and sequence appropriately. En 4/3.2/ 3.1 / En4/1.2a/b/c/d / En4/3.3 / En4/2.2a/b/c/d

Numeracy 

In Numeracy the first half term we will be focusing on number skills. To begin with we will be looking at place value with then moving onto looking at addition and subtraction and multiplication and division.

We will be looking at numbers with up to four digits and will be comparing, ordering, recognisng digits, rounding and solving problems including these. Ma4/2.2a/b/c / Ma4/2.1 /Ma4/2.1e/f/h/i

Science

In Science initially we will be using our knowledge and understanding of animals including humans learning all about the digestive system, teeth, food chains and animals. Sc4/2.2

Moving onto the second half term we will be looking at Electricity, by creating our own circuits. We will be learning about all about the different components in an electrical circuit and how to measure different parts of it. We will be carrying out investigations after planning them and we will also use tables to record and conclude our results. Sc4/4.2.

Topic

Our Autumn term topic is ‘How Did Britain Begn?’

The children will be learning all about the journey and invasion of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings into Britain and the effect that this created on lifestyle and Britain as we know it. The children will combine art/D&T skills throughout creating wood work pieces and paintings based on Saxons and Vikings. There will be a trip to explore the topic and we will be having an ‘Anglo Saxon/Viking day in school. Hi2/1.3 / Hi2/1.4 / Ge2/1.2/ 1.1 / Ar1.2 D&T2/1.1B / 2B/3B

We will be linking our topic to literacy using some skills we have learnt by creating our own newspaper reports, setting descriptions and dictionaries.

PE

Mr Freeman will continue to teach PE on a Tuesday and Friday.

Swimming will take place on Thursdays – please ensure your child brings their kit each week.

Homework

Homework will be given out on Tuesday to be returned the following Monday; this will usually be one piece of maths and one piece of literacy. Spellings and timetables will be given out on a Tuesday and the test will take place on the following Friday.

My Maths will be set weekly on a Tuesday and must be completed by the following Monday. 

Please remember

 Reading books, reading dairies must be in school on a daily basis.

Homework books in on Monday so they can be marked ready for new homework to be handed out the following day.            

Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask

Many thanks

Miss Walker

 

 

Summer topic web

 

Residential

Please remember that this half term is our residential (April 27th and 28th). On day one we will be leaving school just before 9am, from here we will be going straight to Conwy where we will Ma4/4.1 spend the day firstly at the castle and then Plas Mawr. Later we will be heading to Pen-y-pass where we will stay for the night.

On the second day we will leave Pen-y-pass after breakfast and head to The Great Orme in Llandudno where we will spend the day on the tram, an environmental walk and at the copper mines.

If you have any further questions about our residential then please don’t hesitate to ask. I will arrange a parents meeting for the first week back.

Maths


Initially we will be starting our new topic of measurement Ma4/3.1 with Mrs Burke. We will be looking at converting units of measure, including time, which will lead onto telling the time. We will also be learning about shapes Ma4/3.2 and the position and direction Ma4/3.3 of them leading onto looking at area and perimeter. After half term we will move onto Data Handling - reading and interpreting data in a variety of formats and then drawing different tables and charts to represent given data.

Literacy

This term we will be continuing our work on information texts by learning about different countries. We will also be linking lots of our residential work with literacy by writing thank you letters, persuasive leaflets, and diary entries. After half term we will be working on our poetry skills learning how to write different types of poems. En4/3.3

Alongside this we will be focusing on Sentence Level work, Spelling and Grammar and Sustained Writing. En4/3.3 The children will be experimenting with sentence structure, using punctuation effectively to signpost meaning in longer, more complex sentences. En4/3.4ai This will include using fronted adverbials properly. En4/3.4av They will also be identifying a good range of connectives to link phrases and paragraphs.

Science

Linking to our topic of ‘solids, liquids and gases’ Sc4/3.1 the children will explore how to change the state of water, and that states can be reversed; they will explain evaporation and condensation and how these processes are used in the water cycle. Ge2/1.3 They will devise their own experiments to test and explain the above and give detailed conclusions of their results.

We will also be looking at the local environment including habitats, which also links well with our environmental walk on the residential up the Great Orme. Sc4/2.2

Topic

We have lots of things to do this term in topic and we will be linking our residential with this, including making our own residential books where we will be completing mapping Ge2/1.4 as well as lots of different types of writing linked to what we have done.

For our main topic we will be looking at the local area including local industry and local history. Hi2/2.1 We will looking at the trade for the area and we are hoping to visit the Lion Salt works museum Ge2/1.3, including looking at local rivers and canals and how they help with industry. Ge2/1.3a

PE


PE will still be taught on a Tuesday and Friday, so please ensure you have your full PE kit. Swimming will continue to take place on Thursdays.

Homework

Homework will still be handed out on a Tuesday to be returned the following Monday. As all the children now know most of their timestables we will no longer be doing weekly timestable tests. The children will however still receive one piece of maths, one piece of literacy, my maths and spellings each week.

 

Many thanks


Miss Prince

 

Spring Topic web 16-17

 

Welcome back Nunsmere after a lovely Christmas break!

Literacy
In literacy initially we will be completing our topic of newspapers by moving on and writing our own.

We will then move on to looking at information texts- through this we will be looking at the ‘important’ parts of information and how we can determine what is useful, we will be linking this to our topic by looking at space and information texts on this and some astronauts that are there.

We will then look at using a thesaurus and a dictionary properly to enhance our writing skills.

During the second half of the term we will be looking at persuasive writing, looking particularly at sentence types and vocabulary used.

Numeracy
In numeracy our main focus in the first half term will be multiplication and division, and during the second half term we will be moving onto fractions where we will be looking at adding fractions, finding common fractions, and finding decimal equivalents.

Please continue to learn times tables at home, and even if you know them all you can still practice getting faster to help with your mental maths skills! (upto 12x12)

Science
Our first topic in science will be electricity. In science we will be using our knowledge an understanding of solids, liquids and gases; looking at similarities and differences to compare different materials. We will be carrying out investigations after planning them and we will also use tables to record and conclude our results.

Topic

For our topic we will be linking up mainly with geography, looking at both primary and secondary geography. For the second half term we will be looking more into planets, and renewable energy resources ready for our residential next half term.

PE

Mr Freeman will continue to teach PE on a Tuesday and Friday and swimming will still take place on Thursdays – please ensure your child brings their kit each week.

Homework

Homework will be given out on Tuesday to be returned the following Monday;

This will be one piece of maths and one piece of literacy.

Spellings and timetables will be given out on a Tuesday and the test will take place on the following Friday, however I will try to put them on the website on Monday.

My maths will be set weekly on a Monday and must be completed by the following Monday.

Reading books, reading dairies on a daily basis.

Homework books on Monday and Friday for tests.

Spelling book and times tables books on a Friday.

Please remember to bring

Many thanks

Miss Prince

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