In Term 4, Skylarks will be studying fractions. We will begin by familiarising ourselves with what fractions are, the different ways we can represent fractions and the way they are used in life. Next we will be thinking about equivalent fractions and how to find them. Later we will be comparing fractions in different practical ways. Towards the end of term we will be considering fractions as proportions and finally, just before Easter we will begin to calculate fractions of amounts. Throughout our learning we will be applying reasoning and problem solving skills to deepen and broaden our understanding in each area.
Our English focus in Term 4 will be on storytelling. We will be using the story of 'Beowulf' as the basis for lots of work based around the oral storytelling tradition. The children will begin by recreating the story of Beowulf in their own words. Alongside this, we will be considering a range of traditional tales and what makes the oral delivery of these stories special. Through the rest of the term we will be adding layer upon layer of detail and interest to our stories. Finally, at the end of term we will be retelling the Beowulf story in our own words, recreating the special sense of the exciting event that oral storytelling would have been in our past before TV, radio and the internet! We will be supporting all of this work through reading activities, especially linked to 'How to Train Your Dragon', to deepen our understanding.
Our topic this term is ‘Storytelling'. In Skylarks class we will be studying the Vikings and Anglo Saxons. We will also be reading 'Beowulf' and 'How to Train Your Dragon'. We will be using the ideas, characters and settings from these books to inspire our understanding of this period in history. We will be carefully considering how to make storytelling a really enjoyable and interesting experience. We will be thinking about how writers and readers use punctuation, accurate details and interesting descriptions to create exciting stories. Through the term we will be using these methods to add interest to our own versions of Beowulf. Finally at the end of term, we will be performing our stories to demonstrate what we have learned and our improved storytelling skills!
In Term 4 our Learning Behaviour(s) is Perseverance and Resilience. We will be considering how we need both of these useful behaviours to overcome difficulties in our learning. At the start of term we will be joined by British Paralympic athlete, Laura Sugar, who will be showing the children how perseverance and resilience helped her to become a great success.