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Mulberry Term 4

Term 4

 

In Literacy this term we will be reading: Gregory Cool by Caroline Binch.

English

In Literacy this term we will be reading Gregory Cool by Caroline Binch. Gregory travels to Tobago to visit his grandparents and initially finds it hard to adjust to a contrasting way of life. However, the warmth of the people and the climate, depicted in the light and shade of Caroline Binch’s illustrations soon make him realize what he is missing by not opening up his heart and mind. The English sessions enable the children to develop greater awareness of characters, setting and plot.

Overall learning aims

· Discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.

· Progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures.

· Assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements.

Reading: (Word reading / Comprehension)

We will continue to..

  1. Read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks.
  2. Identify and discuss themes and conventions in and across a wide range of writing.
  3. Prepare poems and plays to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience.
  4. Draw inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence and discuss
  5. Evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader.

 

Writing: (Transcription / Composition)

Through our writing tasks and activities we will..

  1. Identify the audience and purpose of the writing.
  2. Select the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own.
  3. Select appropriate grammar and vocabulary, understanding how such choices can change and enhance meaning.
  4. Evaluate and edit by assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing.
  5. Evaluate and edit proposing changes to vocabulary, grammar and punctuation to enhance effects and clarify meaning and perform their own compositions.
  6. Using appropriate intonation, volume, and movement so that meaning is clear.

Maths  

Number: Fractions-Recognise and use fractions as numbers:

  • Unit fractions (E.g.1/4, 1/3) and non-unit fractions with small denominators (E.g 2/3, 3/4).
  • Recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators. (E.g 2/3 of 9 = find 1/3 first then x by 2)
  • Count up and down in tenths.
  • Recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10

Science -Particle Theory

Lessons continue to be a combination of theory, demonstration and planning investigations.

One lesson is spent delivering the theory and demonstration where children will discuss predictions, questions that could be tested, variables and possible outcomes. The following week, time is spent revisiting the scientific knowledge and the children have the opportunity to plan their own investigation. There is then time to work in pairs to carry out the experiment and evaluate their findings and observations at the end of the lesson.

Particle Theory & Diffusion; Solids, Liquids & Gases and an introduction to Chemical reactions are covered during the term.

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