Mrs. Patterson (Blenheim) & Miss Springate (Windsor)
Miss Reid & Mrs. Jack
Term 1 Curriculum
Our English lessons are closely linked to our Rivers topic.
The children will start the term by writing a class poem based on a wonderful poetry book called 'River Story' by Meredith Hooper, developing their thesaurus skills to improve their vocabulary and beginning to learn about a river's journey through the beautiful illustrations and language.
Following that, we will be using our new geographical knowledge to study and write explanations of how a river is formed and its journey from its source to its mouth.
In terms 1, the children will cover a range of topics linked to number, including place value of numbers up to 1 million, rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000, addition and subtraction.
Multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12 will continue to be practised and assessed in weekly tests. Please keep practising at home. We will give ideas for activities as well as the Times Tables Rock Stars website which the children have already used in previous years.
Go with the Flow!
In Term 1 our focus is on Rivers.
We will learn about the water cycle to understand where water comes from as well as features
along the journey of a river from its source to its mouth and consider its impact on the environment - both natural and man-made. The children will learn how a river is formed and the fascinating features that are created due to erosion, deposition and transportation. They will be developing their mapping skills to trace different rivers, comparing them and considering the different ways they have developed with human use.
As well as improving our vocabulary with a plethora of terminology, we will be looking to the future and investigating how rivers and man will continue to have an impact on the environment.
Homework is now set on Edmodo (www.edmodo.com) to which you have received a class code to enable you to become a member. If you are unable to access the website or have any difficulties, please let us know so we can help or give your child an alternative copy.
Every Thursday afternoon, your homework will be posted on Edmodo class pages for children to complete and upload by the following Wednesday.
Please encourage your child not to leave their homework to the last minute! If they need any help, be sure to message or get them to ask their teacher in class in plenty of time to upload by Wednesday. If possible, try to get into a routine with a specific time / day / place to complete homework each week.