Hello and a warm welcome to Lancasters! A lovely mix of curious and passionate young learners from years 4 and 5. We are looking forward to sharing with you all the fantastic learning that takes place in our classroom. In Lancasters, we strive to always do our best whilst having fun along the way, so please keep checking our class web page for news and updates.
In Autumn term 1, our topic in Lancasters will be 'Inventors & Space'. Our Class text will begin with 'The Wall in the Middle of the Book' by Jon Agee and end with 'The Darkest Dark by' by Chris Hadfield. Children will look at a range of writing strategies to give their work depth and interest. They will also work on descriptive narratives and even try their hand at Non Chronological reports! In Guided Reading, they will work with the text; 'Stitch Head' by Guy Bass looking at key skills involving inference, vocabulary, retrieval and comprehension.
Maths will firstly focus on place value up to one million, as well as rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10,000, 100,00 & 1 million. We will also explore the four operations to ensure their fluency can be applied to problem solving and reasoning questions. Children will investigate numbers through concrete, abstract and pictorial concepts in order to ensure they have a deep understanding of mathematical strategies. Children will be asked to explain and convince their peers of their mathematical approaches to consolidate their own understanding.
Our topic in Science this term is The Earth, Moon, Sun and Space, we shall be investigating and describing the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system. We will use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent shapes and phases of the moon. Children will actively research the importance of technology in the space race and it's impact on modern science. What this space!
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