We’ve got another busy half-term ahead of us in LKS2 but we’re very excited about our learning.
Last half-term, we finished our class novel ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’. We all thoroughly enjoyed following the story of Tom and Ajay and had a lot of laughs on the way. This half-term, we are moving onto our last class novel of the year – The Secret Diary of Kitty Cask, Smuggler’s Daughter. This will link in with our new History focus, Crime and Punishment.
Over this half term, we are going to be looking at a variety of different writing genres. We’ll be writing an extended narrative based on the picture book ‘Leon and The Place Between’, a police report on a fictional crime, an autobiography about ourselves and, if time, some instructions and poetry.
It’s really important to make sure that we are writing for different purposes and audiences and we will be exploring how we will need to change our writing style to fit the required audience and purpose.
At the start of the half term, Y3 will continue their work on Picture Graphs and Bar Graphs before then beginning their new topics Fractions, Angles, 2D Shapes and Lines of Perimeter.
Y4 will be learning about Decimals, Money, Length and Mass, Geometry and Areas of Figures.
As always, we will develop our mental maths skills and apply them to a range of problems. We will also be looking to build in opportunities to review topics that have already been covered to strengthen our understanding as well as practising our times table and division facts. Any work at home to support this is always appreciated.
Crime and Punishment
Over the next 6 weeks, we are extremely excited to begin looking at Crime and Punishment. We will be looking at how these have changed over time from Roman Britain all the way up to Modern Britain.
In Art and Design this half term, we will be looking at the local artist David Hockney. We will be looking at the distinct features of his particular art work before then trying to replicate them with our own twist. We are really excited to look at how someone local became a famous artist.
Over the course of the half term, we will be focusing on ‘Identity, society and equality: Celebrating Differences.’
We will be diving into what a modern society is and how we celebrate this.
Time is also the theme of our Music. We will be looking at developing our understanding of beat, metre and rhythm, be learning to sing and play bell patterns and create our own descriptive music.
All classes over the next half term will be learning Handball and Athletics.
For Flying Fish and Stingrays, Elite Kids Coaches will be teaching them Handball.