The class teacher is Miss Clark and Mrs Andrews works with us.
Our learning experience is called Coast to Coast
The children will visit Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, where they will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the local coast as they gain an understanding of coastal landforms and see them first hand.
The children will create a gallery of their coastal artwork and poetry.
In addition to this, using teamwork, they will compete in a series of circuit building challenges.
Take home task:
Choose from one, or even more, of the following. Alternatively, choose something of your own – get creative!
Hand in date: Friday 29th March 2019
To inspire the children at the start of this Learning Experience, they will visit the Jurassic coastline where they will have the opportunity to see both Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door first-hand and consider how these features have developed.
Art work this half term will give children the chance to develop their collage skills by using different media to recreate ‘The Great Wave’ by the Japanese artist Hokusai and a beach scene collage.
In Geography, the children will start the half term by improving their locational knowledge of continents, oceans, countries, the equator and more geographical points. They will then be looking at the features of coastal areas and where they can be found in the British Isles. The children will find out about coastal erosion and the affect it has on the coastline, as well as learning about deposition. The water cycle will be discussed and the children will explain how pollution affects beaches and the sea.
This half term’s science will begin with a revision of the children’s prior knowledge of simple circuits. They will then have lots of hands on experience with symbols, diagrams and incomplete circuits in order to further their understanding. From this they will then investigate the effect of the length of wire in a circuit, compare series and parallel circuits and finally, in teams, face some Circuit Challenges!
English this half term will be based on the novel ‘Rooftoppers,’ by Katherine Rundell. The story centres around Sophie, a child-survivor of a cruise ship sinking. Not knowing the fate of her mother, she is brought up by another survivor, Charles Maxim. Together they live an unconventional life, whilst on a quest to find Sophie’s mother.
From their reading, the children will look at various forms of writing; arguing whether Charles Maxim should be Sophie’s guardian and debating the freedom and danger of being a rooftopper. They will also have the opportunity to write the first chapter of their own novel and that of a sequel to ‘Rooftoppers.’ Using the text, the children will explore how writers develop characters and plot whilst incorporating grammatical and structural devices to create effect.
At the end of the half term, the children will link this work and the knowledge from their Geography lessons alongside the study of a range of poems to create their own coastal poetry. The focus will be on creating imagery and how language can be used to do so.
To start this half term, the children will revise metric units of measurement as they convert measurements of length, mass and volume. They will apply this understanding to help them solve a range of real life problems. Following on from this, the children will revise the formulae for calculating the area and perimeter of rectangles. They will also learn how to calculate the area of triangles and parallelograms before exploring how to calculate the volume of cuboids. To finish the half term, the children will explore ratio as they begin to use and calculate scale factors to help them solve a range of problems. Throughout this learning, children will continue to develop their reasoning skills, making good use of mathematical vocabulary to help them explain their thinking.
How you can support your child at home:
This term our PE day will be on a Wednesday.