Sycamore class

Summer term information

Dear parents,

Welcome back! I hope you had a lovely Spring break!

In English this term we will start by looking at a fiction text – a warning story called ‘The Caravan!’. This is a really exciting story, full of suspense. I think the children will really enjoy it! After some analysis, innovation and invention, the children will write a fictional narrative using the The Caravan as a focus. This will encourage the children to create suspense in their writing and be adventurous with their vocabulary! Following this, the children will look at instruction texts, looking at Meddlesome medicine. After half term, we will be looking at a fiction ‘losing and finding’ story where again, the children will create their own narrative. This will be followed by analysing a persuasion text ‘Incredible India’. To hook the children in, I will be introducing the children to some Indian food and music!

In Maths, we will be continuing with our topic of Decimals before moving onto Shape! We will be also looking at measurement and converting different units of measure. Following this, we will be looking at position, direction and movement and partaking in some fun, practical activities to help us with this!

In Science, we will continue with our topic of states of matter, and will be studying the different properties of liquids, solids and gases. I have some great experiments in store for this! Later on in the term, we will then be studying sound and electricity.

This term, our topic will be the Europe, taking a focus on different European countries and culture. The children will use i-pads to conduct their own research, taking some responsibility for their own learning. Following this, the children will learn about the European Union, the referendum and what this means. The children will also look at a variety of climate graphs from different European countries, comparing these and creating their own graphs. They will also study a variety of European cities, settlements and rivers.

In Art and DT, the children will be studying different European artists in line with their topic, and have the opportunity to design some of their own art based on what they have learnt.

Homework will be given out on a Monday and needs to be returned by Friday. Spellings will also be given on a Monday and the children need to learn them at home. There will be a spelling test every Friday. It is really important the children learn their spellings at home. It would also be great if you could read at home with your child, even if it is just a few pages each evening.

If you need anything, please don’t hesitate to come and see me.

Miss Burke and Mr McKenzie-Owens.