Road Trip USA!!
Buckle up ... Sunglasses on ... We are on a road trip across the 'Good old' US of A!!
Flying from London Gatwick, and landing at JFK airport New York, it's time to explore the sites and sounds of the Big Apple.
Use your map skills to navigate your way around some of it's most famous landmarks and send a postcard home to ask the question "Do you wish you were here?".
Learn how to send an e-mail to book a day trip or reserve a room. Make sure you ask the important questions "Does your hotel have a pool?", "Is there 24 hour room service?".
Meet the Iroquois tribe ; Native Americans with amazing customs and traditions. Then plan a bespoke road trip for Mr Smith and his family of four. They want to spend three weeks in the sun.
It's going to be a long ride, put the roof down and let the wind blow through your hair ... We are off!!
In Maths we will be developing our skills in the following areas:
Extracting and interpreting information from charts, timetables, diagrams and graphs.
Identifying the appropriate steps and information needed to complete the task or to reach a solution.
Selecting and constructing appropriate charts, diagrams and graphs with suitable scales.
Choosing appropriate metric units to measure length, weight/mass and capacity.
Transferring mathematical skills to a variety of contexts and use knowledge of numbers to create a game and solve problems.
Using number to find fractional quantities using known table facts (1/6 of 30cm) and calculate more than one part of a whole (5/8 of 24).
In Language we will be developing our writing skills through activities using the characteristic features of an increasing range of continuous and non-continuous texts. We will improve our writing by checking for clarity and organisation and organise our writing into logical sequences/sections by beginning and continuing to use paragraphs. We will produce handwriting that is clear and legible and possibly cursive. We will write an introduction and develop a series of ideas with a conclusion. We will choose and use words from an increasing range of imaginative vocabulary. We will include Drama based activities to develop oracy skills through contributing to group discussion. After discussing, children will reach an agreement e.g. considering reasons or consequences of ideas introduced. Children will be given the opportunity to organise their talk so that different audiences can follow what is being said e.g. giving background information and providing a brief summary of the main points included.
Children will further develop reading skills through considering what they read and responding to it orally and in writing. Children will select information and ideas by scanning for specific information from a variety of features in texts e.g. titles, illustrations and key words. We will continue to develop reading skills through Guided Group Reading sessions and also using Bug Club activities.
In Science we will be deciding on appropriate success criteria, making predictions using some previous knowledge and understanding and we will use apparatus and equipment correctly and safely. We will also search for, access and select relevant scientific information from a range of sources including ICT.
P.E. will take place on Thursdays, so please remember to bring P.E. kits and sensible footwear in. Please make sure you bring your home reading book in everyday as this will be changed when needed.