2019 Spring 2 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Welcome to the second half of the Spring Term 2019; here is an overview of key learning areas this half term.
Theme: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
This half term our learning will be focussed around Science and the broad overarching topics of Plants and Animals and Reversible/Irreversible Changes to coincide with the weird and wonderful world created by Roald Dahl.
Our literacy work will explore non-chronological reports about real and fictitious animals and writing riddles. In addition to this we will be developing our story writing skills, use of formal and informal language and how to use higher order connectives and punctuation to extend and vary sentence structures.
Within our guided reading sessions the children will explore ideas around author’s deliberate use of language and sentence structure variety to convey meaning and connect with their audience. Furthermore we will be developing our skills of inference and learning how to form opinions about characters and their thoughts and actions including using extracts from the text as supporting evidence. Please continue to support your child by ensuring they read for a minimum of 10 minutes a day, either to themselves or to somebody else, and ensuring they have their reading diaries signed daily.
Maths: Geometry, Data Handling and Algebra
Our focus in maths now shifts to algebra in number where the children will also revisit formal calculations. We will also explore shape, space and measure and study angle and coordinate geometry. To further support your child, please see the links to various fun, game based maths in the Maths page of the Norwood School website.
Science: Plants and Animals and Reversible/Irreversible Changes
We will be looking at different aspects of animal and plant adaptation, evolution and inheritance in science this term. In addition to this we will explore seed dispersal and life cycles in plants and animals. Following on from this, we will then explore Reversible/Irreversible Changes and concepts such as heating and cooling, burning, dissolving and separating materials.
Other Curriculum Areas
Computing – Creating flow diagrams using PowerPoint to sort Animals using hyperlinks and animations.
PE – Netball and Dance
PSHE – Working Together/team building
Art – Water Colours
25.2.19 – Term starts
7.3.19 – World Book Day
11.3.19 – Science week
5.4.19 - Final day of term and Easter Egg raffle