Autumn term

This term, our class novel is Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson. We will be joining Maia in her discovery of life in the Amazon, discuss what it is like to leave friends and the familiar behind to make a new start, make predictions about what might happen next as we try and unravel some very interesting twists and turns in the story, and imagine what different characters might be thinking and feeling throughout it all.

We are also learning about the Battle of Britain in History and will spend some time looking at both poetry and art that were created during and after times of war.

In Maths, we are revising our understanding of place value and negative numbers. We will also be looking at formal methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will look at tables and graphs to consolidate and extend our understanding of statistics and we are hoping to measure everything in sight to make sure we have a clear grasp on perimeter and area!

In French, we have been asking, “Quelle heure est-il?” and have been learning to tell the time. This term, we will also talk and write about our daily routine and what a typical day looks like – and there are sure to be some songs along the way.

In Science, we are learning about Earth and Space and have been learning about the movement of the Earth, Moon and Sun in relation to each other. We have been looking at how shadows grow longer or shorter depending on the time of day and how the Sun can help us tell the time. Sunny days have been few and far between, so if you get a chance to measure some shadows at different points of the day at home or in the park, do bring in your findings!