I hope you all have had a lovely festive break.
This term in Maths, we will be revisiting using a written method to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers up to four digits. We will also be practising our times tables a lot so remember to go online @ TT Rock Stars to practise reciting them at speed.
In English, we will be reading and writing about The Pied Piper. We will be making story maps and actions to help us to remember the text, which we will then change to make a new traditional tale later. We will also be working on making a writer's toolkit to help us remember how to write amazing character descriptions for our stories.
In Science, we will be learning what electrical conductors and insulators are. Using electrical apparatus, we will investigate which materials are electrical conductors and which are insulators. We will be constructing electrical circuits, identifying and naming the basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.
We will also be investigating whether or not a lamp will light in a circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery.
In our computing lessons, we will be learning about coding. we will learn about using selection in coding with the ‘if/ else’ command and we will understand and use variables in 2Code in Purple Mash. We will use flowcharts for the design of algorithms including selection and we will learn how to use the ‘repeat until’ with variables to determine the repeat. We will also begin to learn about and use computational thinking terms; decomposition and abstraction
In PSHCE, we will be looking at our dreams and goals. We will also be looking at different emotions and how we can look after our mental health.
If we are particularly hard working or well behaved, we will be rewarded with ‘Shadsworth Money’ (small paper coins) which we can save up and spend in the school ‘Shadsworth Shop’ on a wide range of prizes for various amounts.
Home Reading Books will be staying in school for now but we are reading in class every day. If you have any books at home, try to find a little bit of time to listen to your child read and discuss any misunderstandings of the text.
Please keep your PE kit at home. We will let you know when you need to bring it back into school.
Homework will be put onto the website in the next few weeks and homework books will be sent home. Try and complete the activities set and send your book back into school at the end of term