Around The World in 80 Days
History and Geography
We will be studying the United Kingdom, France and the USA, finding out about each countries’ flag, capital city, biggest river, highest mountain or mountain range, famous landmarks, surrounding ocean and climate. Pupils will use this information to create a ‘Holiday Fair’ for other pupils and guests to come along to and choose a holiday destination.
Science - Forces
This term children will be learning what a force is, how they result from an object's interaction with another object and how, in physics, they are illustrated by arrows. They will draw the direction of forces using arrows in their own diagrams. Children will also recognise that the gravitational force causes unsupported objects to fall towards the Earth We will look at and investigate the different forces that act on moving objects: air resistance, water resistance and friction. Children will also learn how to us simple machines such as levers, pulleys and gears to increase forces.
English – Non-Chronological report, discussion and recount
We will be learning to effectively use the features of non-chronological reports to write information about the countries that are visited on the trip around the world linked to our class text of ‘Around The World in 80 Days’. We will also be exploring recount writing techniques used to provide more of a creative, descriptive output from a character’s point of view. In grammar, we will be focussing on implementing and positioning relative and subordinating conjunctions into our sentences to ensure we provide detail.
We teach the elements of the National Curriculum through a mastery outlook and with a ‘real life’ element incorporated. This term, our subject learning will focus on:
Wind Day - Friday 18th February!
Today, I would like you to finish writing your stories we have been planning. If you would like to finish a story you started writing, that is absolutely fine. If you would like to write a completely new story, this is also fine.
Remember all of our criteria:
- Beginning, Build Up, Dilemma, Resolution, Ending
- Adjectives, conjunctions, verbs, adverbs, similes, metaphors, personification
- Fronted adverbials, subordinate and embedded clauses
- Punctuation, including capital letters, full-stops, exclamation marks, question marks, colons, semi colons and ellipsis
Please read through the PowerPoint and use the attached resources to help you write the best story you can!
Maths lesson Friday 18th February
Today, we will be solving two-step problems in algebra!
We will be looking at problems such as this:
2a + b = 14 and this equation will have multiple answers.
To remind you: 2 x a + b = 14. Start with the inverse of 14 - b, which must equal something times by 2.
This could be:
2 x 6 (a) = 12 + 2 (b) = 14
2 x 5 (a) = 10 + 4 (b) = 14
2 x 4 (a) = 8 + 4 (b) = 14
Please look through the PowerPoint and have a go at the questions.
You may choose between mild, spicy and hot activities today.