Our new text is 'War of the Worlds' by HG Wells.
This is a very challenging book but very exciting at the same time.
We will be following the journey of our main protagonist through Victorian Britain during the Martian invasion. Forget about Tom Cruise and the 1953 'Hollywood' movies... we are stripping it back to its roots and enjoying the original story where there are no jets, nuclear weapons or force fields...
Our outcomes include writing balanced arguments, book reviews, recounts, non-fiction information texts and writing passages containing dialogue.
This half term in Maths we are extending our knowledge of 2D shapes, plotting and translating them on a coordinate grid. We will also be incorporating our understanding of negative numbers as part of this. Coordinate graphs will also lead on to other areas of interpreting data. This includes conversion graphs and calculating averages.
Our Science topic this half term is 'Animals and Their Habitats'.
We will be investigating the interdependence and adaptation of living organisms, at all levels, upon planet Earth.
Topics will include the classification of living things, investigating the work of Carl Linnaeus, identifying living creatures using formal scientific classification vocabulary (including Latin) and researching microorganisms.
Our topic this half term is 'Stone Age to Iron Age'.
We have looked at The Cradle of Civilisation and how neolithic man travelled and evolved. There are many interesting sites of historical significance around the British Isles and we will be looking at Skara Brae, Maiden Castle (Hillfort), Stone Henge and various other locations.
We will be looking at how people lived in the Stone, Bronze and Iron age and how they interacted with the Roman Empire towards the end of their reign.
Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday but please bring clean PE kit in on Monday each week.