This term our learning is going to be focused on the Americas. We shall explore this topic as though we are on a road trip, passing through the different states. We will be exploring the weather, climate, terrain, and landmarks. We shall look at artwork, cooking, animals, the history of the culture and the way of life for people that live there.
On Tuesday the 10th of October, Acer class went to Daws Hall nature reserve. We had a fabulous day finding minibeasts in various habitats. We looked in the woods, the meadow and under logs. We then compared this to the creatures found when pond dipping and kick sampling in the brook. Our most successful finds were newts, fish and a queen hornet. We also looked at a wood mouse and a vole caught in the in mammal trap and moths caught in the moth trap.
This term we are looking at animal poetry. We are using Talk4Writing to learn a poem and then using this to create our own poems based on North American animals. We shall be exploring the use of similes and metaphors as well as choosing interesting nouns and adjectives for effect.
We shall look at a range of Native American myths later in the term. Again we shall use Talk4Writing to learn a myth and then write our own based on this model.
As our knowledge of the United States increases we shall write our own postcards as though we have been on a road trip there. We shall tell the reader about the landmarks, climate and weather.
This term we will be learning the place value of numbers up to 10,000. We will be able to understand the value of each digit in a number, be able to order and compare numbers and place them on a number line. We will also look at Roman numerals.
Later in the term, we will look at addition and subtraction. We will learn how to use formal methods to calculate as well as solving problems.