Our Big Question for the term is 'Why is Rochester castle so important?', which focuses our History and Geography learning on our local area. We will look at the River Medway and how it links to Rochester castle.
Our English writing this term will be based on three main texts: The Dragon Machine, Blue Balloons and Rabbit Ears, as well as George and the Dragon. These texts will be used to give the children an opportunity to explore writing to inform and writing to entertain. We will be looking at writing our own dragon story and other short narratives, along with developing our flair for poetry using onomatopoeia and rhyming structures.
In Maths, we will use our understanding of dividing as sharing or grouping to learn about fractions, looking at unit and non-unit fractions as well as equivalent fractions. We will need to recognise half, thirds and quarters of shapes then amounts by the end of term. We will then review the properties of 3D shapes, using vocabulary such as vertices, faces and edges. Within this unit of work, we will review lines of symmetry in shapes and everyday objects.
Please see the topic web below for more information.
Children will be expected to read most nights in the week for at least 10 minutes.
Our Wednesday P.E afternoon will be outside as often as possible so please make sure that your child comes in to school in the correct kit. Please also ensure that hair is tied back and that earrings are removed.