William Reynolds - What are we Learning this Term?

Summer 1st Half Term

In this half term we will be looking at Rainforests. We will look at the location of Rainforest around the world, both tropical and sub-tropical before moving on to focus specifically on the Amazon Rainforest. We will be visiting Dudley/Chester  Zoo (to be confirmed) to participate in a Rainforest experience, where we will get the opportunity to meet some of the live rainforest animals and learn their about their habitats

We will be developing our literacy work on the Rainforests by writing non-chronological reports and persuasive texts. Also, we will be continuing the Rain Forest theme with our Art as we use images of the plants, animals and people of the rainforest as the subject our work on changing viewpoints.  Our Rain Forest theme will continue in our D&T as we design a soup suitable for a rainforest explorer.

During our science lessons we will be learning about Animals including Humans. The children will learn about Digestive systems, Teeth, Diet and how they relate to relate and affect each other. We will also be investigating food chains, understanding how one form of life depends on another for food, and how a change in one of the elements of the chain can impact on others.

The children will be taught Tennis and Cricket. Please make sure that your child has the correct sports kit so they do not miss out.

 

Summer 2nd Half Term

This term we will be continuing our learning about Rainforests. We will learn about the importance of the rainforest around the world, its wildlife and one of its many historical civilisations.

Our literacy work will be focussing on narrative. In our narrative writing, we will be looking at stories that raise issues and dilemmas, including the ‘Kapok Tree’. We will be linking our literacy work to our whole school theme of Wonderful World, ‘Caring for the environment and developing a more sustainable future’.

During numeracy lessons, we will continue to work on and solve number and practical problems that involve all for operations. Our foundation topics will link closely to the Rainforest.

In our science lessons we will be learning about Living Things. The children will learn about living things and their habitats and how living things can be classified using identification keys. The children will also be developing their understanding of how changes habitat can affect the living things within it again linking back to issues such as the Deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest.

In PE the children will be taught Athletics and Cricket. Please make sure that your child has the correct sports kit so they do not miss out on these fantastic opportunities.

 

Whole Term

Our whole school theme for the term will be ‘WONDERFUL WORLD” and we will be using this to look at caring for the environment and developing a more sustainable future throughout the curriculum, not just globally (such as the rainforests of the Amazon) but also closer to home in our own country, town and local community.