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Summer Term 2018

This term we have the topic of “Lights, camera, action!”

This includes our geography focus on Mexico and our science focus on electricity. We will then use computing to create films and animations.

Geography: Mexico

  • To compare and contrast Mexico with the United Kingdom
  • To know where Mexico is in the world
  • To know about the weather and climate in Mexico
  • To know about the physical geography of Mexico
  • To know about the human geography of Mexico including Mexican culture
  • To understand Mexico as a tourist destination

English

  • Writing a short story based on “Mr Stink” by David Walliams. 

The touching, twisted, and most of all hilarious novel for children from David Walliams – beautifully illustrated by Quentin Blake.

"Mr Stink stank. He also stunk. And if it was correct English to say he stinked, then he stinked as well…?

It all starts when Chloe makes friends with Mr Stink, the local tramp. Yes, he smells a bit. But when it looks like he might be driven out of town, Chloe decides to hide him in the garden shed.

Now Chloe's got to make sure no one finds out her secret.  And speaking of secrets, there just might be more to Mr Stink than meets the eye… or the nose."

Persuasive texts

Writing a holiday brochure to persuade tourists to visit Mexico

Explanation texts

Explanation texts based around inventions. Including Wallace and Gromit’s “Cracking Contraptions”

Maths Calculation

  • add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate
  • estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why
  • multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout

Maths Measures

  • estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence
  • estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence   
  • Use, read, write km, m, cm, mm and mile.
  • Know and use relationships between units.
  • Suggest suitable units and equipment to estimate or measure length
  • Record metres and centimetres using decimals, and other measurements using mixed units. Convert up to 1000 cm to metres and vice versa.
  • Measure and compare using kilograms and grams, and know and use the relationship between them. Know 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 and 1/10 of 1 kg in grams.
  • Use, read, write litre (l), millilitre (ml), pint.
  • Read a variety of scales and dials to a suitable degree of accuracy.
  • measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure and simple shapes (including squares) in centimetres and metres
  • read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24-hour clocks
  • solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days

Science: States of Matter

  • compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  • observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
  •  identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.

Science: Electricity

  • identify common appliances that run on electricity
  •  construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
  •  identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery
  •  recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
  • recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.

Art

Mayan Art – The Mayans are the indigenous people of central America, which includes Mexico. They are well known for there temples and masks.

PE

Premier will continue to teach a range of PE skills on a Wednesday afternoon. We will also be learning to play tri Golf. We will be taking part in a Tri-Golf tournament in the next few weeks.

Tri-Golf is a FUN, energetic, version of golf which children can enjoy with their classmates as they hit the target with their first golf shots. Tri-Golf is genuinely inclusive as it suits all abilities; every child can succeed in the games and with the flexibility between individual play and team interaction, it engages well with youngsters who might not want to play a traditional team sport.

Tri-Golf promotes ‘Skills for Life’ attributes including co-operation, good sportsmanship and concentration and is designed to be used across curriculum learning. 

Tri-Golf:
• Can be a high-energy game that helps with PE and fitness;
• Actively promotes co-operation and respect among its players, and sportsmanship and good behaviour follows;
• Can be played in a variety of places at school, offering flexibility for PE lessons.