This term our unit of inquiry is ‘Sharing the Planet’ and our key concept is ‘People interact with and share the earth’s finite resources’. We will be following different lines of inquiry to help us different lines of inquiry to help us discover:
- How are resources shared in different locations?
- What is different about animals and their habitats around the world?
- How do artistic techniques differ around the world?
In English this term, our core text will be ‘Lila and the Secret of Rain’ by David Conway and Jude Daly. We will start the term by making predictions and asking questions based on the front cover. We will be making inference about the characters feelings and will use role play to act this out. After story mapping and retelling the story using actions, we will be writing diary entries from Lila’s point of view. We will concentrate on editing and publishing our writing. This term we will also be reading ‘Meerkat Mail’ by Emily Gravett. During this text we will be writing letters and we will be using lots of descriptive language in our writing. Lastly, we will finish the term by reading ‘We are going on a Lion Hunt’ by David Axtell.
In maths this term, we will be consolidating our learning so far. We will begin by revising and applying our learning of fractions, before practising solving questions that involve the four operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will use a range of strategies to solve these questions, and will also apply our knowledge to solve problems also.