Welcome to Sea Turtles Class!
We are Sea Turtles and our class teacher is Miss. Kelly and our teaching assistant is the fantastic Mrs. Ball.
A siren sounds and a Spitfire zooms overhead! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. This half term, we’ll imagine what it was like to be evacuated and live with a family other than our own. Using different source materials, we’ll learn about evacuation. We’ll plot the Second World War’s events on a timeline and learn about rationing, Pearl Harbour and the Battle of Britain. From a range of maps, we’ll identify safe and dangerous places during the war and make persuasive posters to support the war effort. From a range of sources, we’ll find out about children and school during the war and learn about discrimination that existed at the time. We’ll learn about what it was like during the Blitz and think about how soldiers might have felt. In D&T, we’ll make Anderson shelters.
Novel Study - Holes by Louis Sachar
In English this term we will be looking at a range of text types including: character descriptions, setting descriptions, diary entries and letters. Our class novel is Holes by Louis Sachar—a brilliant story that has already captured the imagination of the children! The children have begun planning their own diary entries. I have challenged the class to write a diary entry from the perspective of a character who has been sent to Camp Green Lake (the fictional setting for Holes). In spelling and grammar lessons, children will learn to use co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions to improve the complexity of their sentences. Children will also learn to use a greater range of punctuation.
The children read and write numbers up to 10,000,000 and continue to identify the value of individual digits in a number. They revisit comparisons of numbers using the greater than and less than symbols and then further develop their skills by reasoning about numbers. Children will focus on rounding numbers to any given degree of accuracy and will also investigate reasoning problems based on rounding numbers. They will work with negative numbers, ordering and comparing them and calculating intervals across zero. They will use negative numbers in context to solve problems. Finally, children will have the opportunity to use all their number and place value skills to solve a range of problems.
New Spellings and 99 club sheets will be put in the children’s homework book on Friday. Spellings will also be found on Spelling Shed and times tables can be practised on TTrockstars. Children will be tested on their spellings and times tables every Friday. Children should read minimum of 5 reads per week and should aim to finish a book every 2 weeks.