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Transport -- Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Our topic this term is Transport.
In History, we will learn how Transport has changed over time and is still changing and developing. We will about the chronology of transport inventions e.g. the wheel, Stevenson's Rocket and the Shuttle, and we will place them on a timeline. We will learn about explorers such as Christopher Columbus and their adventures at sea. We will learn about Karl Benz and the Wright Brothers.
In Geography, we will be carrying out simple fieldwork, and using the locality to carry out simple investigations e.g. a simple traffic survey. We will plan expeditions, draw maps and plans and use a compass to follow routes around the school buildings.
In Science, we will learn about the journey of life. We will learn that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults and that we change as we get older. We will investigate and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air). The children will then explore forces and movement using toy cars; exploring ways to make them speed up and slow down, and compare how objects move.
Throughout the term we will look at stories related to Transport. We will use a variety of stories including Percy's Bumpy Ride, Mr Gumpy's Outing, Christopher's Bicycle, and a balloon for Granddad to write narratives and descriptions. We will explore non-fiction tests and write simple explanations. We will edit and improve our work using ambitious vocabulary and through the use of conjunctions to make compound sentences. The children will also create non-chronological reports and riddles. We will be concentrating on spelling by adding prefixes /suffixes and common high frequency words.
The children will be awarded three team points for three signatures/parental comments in their home school books and five team points if they read each evening. It is very important to read regularly and discuss the texts. Team points will only be given if the reading record is signed by parents/carers.
Throughout the term we will be developing our mental arithmetic skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will apply skills to solve one and two step problems through money and measures. Please encourage your child to recall number bonds to 10 and 20.
This will be set on Friday to be completed and returned to school on the following Thursday. It may be a task using Mymaths or an activity placed inside your child's homework book. Please also encourage your child to choose an activity from the Transport themed homework grid that has been stuck inside their homework book.
The children in Sapphire class were delighted to be able to give the ducklings their first ever bath! There were squeals of delight from the children and the ducklings as they splashed about for the first time. We could not have done it without the help and guidance from Mrs Spibey.
The children have been learning about the four countries and the capital cities of the United Kingdom. They were set a challenge to model the United Kingdom using play dough, they then had to label the countries and capital cities with the help of an atlas.