The summer term
We are starting our summer term by discovering a fantastical world of mythical creatures and heroes! We’ll learn and write about Apollo and the other gods who reign from Mount Olympus. We’ll explore the land of Greece, where the sun scorches the wings of Icarus and Helen of Troy inspires the launch of a thousand ships.
In PE, we’ll take part in athletics and practise synchronised battle movements just like the ancient Greeks. Using historical source materials, we’ll research daily life in ancient Greece and learn about epic battles. We’ll read Theseus and the Minotaur and create amazing labyrinths, using positional language to guide others around the maze. On maps of Greece, we’ll plot the journeys made by ancient Greek characters.
Our final half term will be based on the topic of Heroes and Villians. We’ll meet Cruella de Vil to interrogate her about her wicked plans and learn songs about the infamous Bonnie and Clyde. When we’re listening to film music, we’ll consider how sounds are used to make characters appear more villainous. Using fairy tales, we’ll examine the difference between right and wrong and write our own. We’ll also research historical heroes using a variety of source materials and put song lyrics about our favourite heroes to familiar tunes.
In Maths No Problem, we will continue by telling the time using 'a.m.' and 'p.m.', telling time to the minute, using analogue and digital time and telling time by using both the minute and hour hands. We’ll then learn to use the 24-hour clock and clocks using roman numerals. After this, we will be measuring and comparing time in seconds, hours and minutes. Finally, we will then complete this chapter by converting units of time and then finding a number of days in lengths of time. Towards the end of the half term we will look at picture graphs and bar graphs. We will then move onto fractions, angles, shapes and perimeter.
In science, we love investigating! We will start by asking why Icarus fell from the sky. We will also be finding out if magnets are mighty and whether or not we can block magnetism. Then, we will start to wonder why our shadows change and why they chase us.
We will continue to go swimming every Friday.