Teacher: Mrs Willson
Teaching Assistant: Mr Mant
The Pioneer apple is an heirloom apple. It has a rich, tart flavour, and was cultivated from the Orange Pippin in 1839 and is mostly produced in Canada. It has an attractive dark red skin and white flesh. It’s flavour fades if kept stored for too long.
Term 2 - Maritime Medway
In English, we will be writing our own biographies based on Charles Dickens. This will be supported by listening to the audio stories of Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol. We will be reading a book called Gunner's Boy which focuses on the emotional journey of a young boy going to sea to avenge his father's death at the hands of the Spanish. This will include lots of fiction writing where we show how characters are feeling and what they are thinking.
In Maths, we will be focusing on fractions. This will involve simplifying, comparing and calculating with fractions. The children will learn to apply their factor and multiple knowledge to find common denominators to allow them to calculate more efficiently. We will be doing our Times Tables Rock Stars tests every week. Let's see our far up the rock ladder we can go!
This term we are continuing with our local area study focussing on the history of the River Medway. During our topic lessons we will be learning about the details of the Battle of Medway in 1667. This will include the reasons why it started, why the Dutch were so successful in defeating the British and the impact of the defeat.
In science, our focus is on Evolution and Inheritance. We will be studying how humans and animals have evolved and why. We will be carrying out an investigation on how our feet have adapted to our environment. We will look at how we inherit features from our parents and how some features are more dominant than others. We will apply this to the Mr Men characters and look at what the offspring of two different characters might look like.
In RE, our focus is on the Christmas Story and how it is retold differently in the Bible. We will look at traditions that are either Christian based or Pagan based. We will be comparing traditions in our countries with those from around the world.