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Nunsmere Spring Term



• We will continue with our protractor work and look at understanding how to use a protractor properly.

• Along with the topic we will be looking at how to solve different word problems and problems that involve more than one step. We will look how to break these down to make them easier to work out.

• The children will be expected to carry on learning their times tables.

• Initially we will be looking at information texts and persuasive writing.

• We will be learning how to use a dictionary and thesaurus appropriately to enhance our writing skills.

• From information texts the children will have to locate the relevant information.

• We will learn how to write instructions correctly by identifying how paragraphs are used to organise and sequence information correctly.

The children will be using their knowledge and understanding of solids and liquids and friction to complete this term's work. The children will be measuring forces and learning about why resistance can be a problem. We will also be looking at solids, liquids and gases: the children will be able to explain the properties of each and know which different materials do and don't dissolve in water.

• Our topic is how to solve a problem.

• Firstly we will look at what problems are.

• Then we will identify different approaches to problem-solving – we will think of our own problems (think about fears) and ways to overcome these.

• We will also look at different types of communication and how good communication can help to resolve problems.

• The children have been given a problem (brief) and through design and technology we are going to address the issue and try to fix it. They have been asked to design a snack suitable for a school break time.

Each week for homework the children will be given part of the task to complete to eventually create a full portfolio. We will look at all the stages in designing and making a product and towards the end of term we will make it. The children will then each have to present their findings in a presentation style to the rest of the class.

• Homework will be given out on a Monday, this along with Spellings will be posted on the school website. My Maths homework will also be available. Could all Homework be completed by the following Monday

• Spellings will be given out on Monday for a test on Friday.

• Reading: could you please read with your child as frequently as possible.

Nunsmere Autumn Term

Class read:
We will be looking at the classic author Michael Morpurgo. We have Born to Run, which is about a pet greyhound who changes to become a race dog; and our second book is Butterfly Lion which links in with looking at friendship and those close who guide us. Both books should bring us up to the end of the autumn term ready for us to start the next term with a new topic and a new book to link in.

As a school we will be looking at What Guides Us, and Nunsmere class will focus on looking at people who guide us closer to the local community – but we will also look at political aspects too.

We will firstly focus on the jobs of people in the community who guide us the most – policeman, fireman, doctor, etc. We will then go on to look into further detail about Florence Nightingale as she helped to guide others, and we will look into the ways in which she did this.

We can also refer back to last year's summer term topic, and think about who inspires us? What do we want to be when we are older and why?

Literacy will be linked in with a lot of our topic work as we will be making fact files and timelines for Florence Nightingale, and other members of the community. This term we will also see if we can write our own recount and newspaper article. We will go back in time (in keeping with the theme of Florence Nightingale) and think about the publicity she may have had then.

In numeracy we will be recapping on our shapes along with looking at number patterns and sequences. We will also look at our mapping skills to link in with geography/what guides us, and see just how well we can guide ourselves on a map as well as finding out how to use a compass.

Within science we will be looking at moving and growing. And when testing our map skills we will go outside and see if we can spot different animals. We can then look up on the computers their bone structures and compare them to ours.

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