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Sea Turtles Class

We are Sea Turtles and our class teacher is Miss. Kelly and our teaching assistants are the fantastic Mrs. Ball and Miss Singh. 
 
 
Summer Term
 
Topics:
 
Summer 1: UK Trading
In this unit, the children find out about how goods and services are traded around the world. They will explore the UK's trade links today and in the past, finding out about goods imported and exported and the methods of transport used. Through a more detailed look at one of the UK's trade partners, the children will learn about the benefits of trading internationally, as well as the risks to this area. The children will also learn about fair trade and why it is important in a global market.
Novel Study
 
Our novel this term is The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket.
 
Book Blurb:

Dear Reader,
I'm sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.
With all due respect, Lemony Snicket

The Author:

Lemony Snicket was born before you were and is likely to die before you as well. He was born in a small town where the inhabitants were suspicious and prone to riot. He grew up near the sea and currently lives beneath it. Until recently, he was living somewhere else. A studied expert in rhetorical analysis, Mr Snicket has spent the last several eras researching the travails of the Baudelaire orphans. Lemony Snicket published his first book in 1999 and has not had a good night's sleep since. Mr Snicket is the author of quite a few books, all dreadful, and has been falsely accused of many crimes, all falsely. Once the recipient of several distinguished rewards, he is now an escapee of several indistinguishable prisons. He is widely regarded as one of the most difficult children's authors to capture and imprison.

By the end of this unit, the children will be able to write: 

  •  Setting Description (contrast between Justice Strauss and Count Olaf’s house)

  • Re-tell a famous fairy tale or story in the style of Lemony Snicket.
Other writing opportunities are:
  • Villainous Characters description
Literacy devices the children will be learning throughout this writing journey are:
  • This is that sentence (Alan Peat)
  • Emotion – consequence (Alan Peat)
  • Determiners and generalisers
  • Ellipses to create suspense and to show missing words in a quote
  • Metaphors
  • Personification
  • Simple sentences and how to embellish them
  • Auxiliary verbs 
  • Subjunctive form
Mathematics
 
The units the children will be learning this term:
Properties of Shape:
Children will be learning to measure with a protractor, introduce angles, calculate angles, vertically opposite angles, angles in a triangle, angles in a triangle 2 - special cases, angles in a triangle 3 - missing angles, angles in quadrilaterals, angles in polygons, drawing shapes accurately and nets of 3D shapes. 
 
Ratio:
Children will be learning ratio language, ratio and fractions, introducing the ratio symbol, calculating ratio, using scale factors, calculating scale factors and ratio and proportion problems.