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 3 - Why is Mexico such a popular tourist destination?
Our focus for this term is a study of a region within North America.
In English, we will be looking at story writing and factual writing. Our story focus will be on Alma, a rather spooky tale! We will write our own versions, finding ways to create tension and suspense in our own writing.
Using our focus of Mexico we will look at balanced arguments and how we present two different ideas using poverty in Mexico as a stimulus. We will then study the popular festival 'Day of the Dead' and write information reports.
In our whole class reading lessons, we will be reading 'Holes' which will support our study on life in North America. We will read about the life of Stanley and develop our range of reading skills - Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explaining, Retrieval and Summary.
We will be focusing a key area of spelling every week and it is vital that we keep up with our spelling shed homework. https://play.edshed.com/login
In Maths, we will be focusing on percentags, decimals, ration and algebra. We will be building on and consolidating all of our previous work on fractions by linking them to percentages and decimals. We will use our knowledge of multiplication and division to multiply and divide decimals by 10,100,1000. Times tables knowledge is always key to this and we will continue to track and support in Times Tables Rock stars.
In our curriculum lessons we will be looking at the location of Mexico within the context of the world and North America. We will study key weather patterns and climate features. We will look at the different types of landscapes that can be found within Mexico and identify what it must be like to visit there. We will investigate different human geographical feaures such as culture, sport, food and festivals.
In science, our focus is on the human body. We will looking at how at how our heart and lungs function and the different components of each. We will learn about our blood and how it works to keep us alive and healthy. We will study the effects of not looking after our bodies and how drugs, alcohol and smoking are bad for the body.
In RE, our focus is on Christianity and the idea of eternity. We will ask ourselves if anything lasts forever and whether we believe if there is a heaven.