Welcome to Holly class
Class teacher: Mrs Jones
In the first half term we are learning about Viking raiders and developing a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British and local history. Areas that we are covering within this topic are
•Anglo-Saxon Kings - Alfred the Great (make links to previous learning to aid understanding of Chronology.)
•Laws and Justice
•The last Anglo Saxon Kings.
Our English writing and reading is linked to this topic with focus being placed on Viking myths and Legends. We will be reading The Dragon’s Hoard (and other Viking myths and Legends) by Lari Don and Survivors by David Long and Kerry Hyndman (collection of stories.)
In science we are studying Animal and humans with particular focus on describing the changes as humans develop from birth to old age.
In the spring 2 half term we are looking at extreme weather systems such as hurricanes, monsoons and tornados, which are experienced across the world. Through mapping, they will identify the places where they start and their path across the world, drawing conclusions about weather patterns. They will look at how people living in the path of these weather systems adapt and how the built environment is adapted stand up to this extreme weather. Areas we will include :
• Climates around the world.
• Natural disasters Floods
• Identifying climatic zones (top and bottom)
• In the Tropics
• On the line (meridian)
• North and South
Our science will be Earth and Space where we will describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets relative to the Sun in the solar system, describe the movement of the moon relative to the earth, describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies. We will also use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night.
Our English test will include : If by David J Smith
Curiosity - the story of a Mars Rover by Markus Motum
Homework will be sent home on a Thursday and need to be back in the following Tuesday.
Our main PE lesson is on a Monday afternoon and we then have a second one on a Friday.
Thank you for your on going support and please do pop in and see me if you have any questions.
Things to remember:
Diary - Everyday
Homework - Weekly
PE kit- bring in Monday, take home Friday