Our focus this term is 'giving and kindness' and children will be completing lots of activities around these themes including defining what kindness is, how kindness effects others and how kindness effects yourself.
In English the children will be using the book One plastic bag: Isatou Ceesay and the recycling woman of the Gambia. Children will use this book as a stimulus for their writing. They will look at persuasive writing with a focus on vocabulary. The children will also write a diary entry, a letter, a character and setting description.
In maths this term we will be focusing on addition and subtraction followed by multiplication and division. Don't forget to direct your children to the the TTRockstars website to practise their times tables, this is a really exciting website and children love it!!
In geography this term children will be comparing the River Thames and the River Sieine which will enable them to answer the question Where would you rather keep your boat? The River Thames or the River Sieine. Children will compare temperatures, rainfall, human and physical features and will use maps and atlases.
In science children will be exploring animals including humans. They will be learning about nutrition, types of skeleton and the functions of a skeleton, bones, and the reasons why animals have muscles.
In PE children will be focusing on their football skills. These include changing direction, passing the ball with precision, shooting and defending. Please make sure that your child has a full PE kit including either trainers or plimsoles, a dark pair of jogging bottoms and a dark sweat shirt would also be a great idea as PE lessons will have to take place outside for the foreseeable future.
A link to the Oak National Academy website for daily lessons can be found here:
Daily Letter and sounds teaching for phonics will be available from Monday 27th April, please follow the link below to access:
Daily video lessons covering all subjects can be found on the BBC bitesize website or by following this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn
Axel Scheffler has produced a book to explain Coronavirus to primary school children. It’s free to download at https://axelscheffler.com/books-for-older-children/coronavirus