Mulberry Term 4
|In Literacy this term we will be reading: Gregory Cool by Caroline Binch.|
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..
Writing: (Transcription / Composition)
Through our writing tasks and activities we will..
Number: Fractions-Recognise and use fractions as numbers:
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.