Class Information September 2021- July 2022
We will be exploring two big questions. First what do Hindus believe that God is like? Second, what does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?
To explore the first question, we will identify some Hindu deities and say how they help Hindus describe God. We will discover links between some stories (e.g. Svetaketu, Ganesh, Diwali) and what Hindus believe about God. We will then make links between Hindu practices and the idea that Hinduism is a whole ‘way of life’ (dharma).
For the second question we will make links between beliefs about God and how Hindus live (e.g. choosing a deity and worshiping at a home shrine; celebrating Diwali.) We will then identify some different ways in which Hindus show their faith (e.g. between different communities in Britain, or between Britain and parts of India.) We will raise questions and suggest answers about whether it is good to think about the cycle of create/preserve/destroy in the world today. Finally we will make links between the Hindu idea of everyone having a ‘spark’ of God in them and ideas about the value of people in the world today.
Maths: Autumn 2 2021
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
This half term in maths we will focus on all four operations. We will learn to:
- Add and subtract numbers with up to three digits using formal written methods of column addition and subtraction.
- Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value and more complex addition and subtraction.
- Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables they know.
- Solve problems including missing number problems involving multiplication and division.
- Count from 0 in multiples of 4 and 8
- Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the x3 and 4 multiplication tables.
- Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the x8 multiplication tables.
Literacy Autumn 2 2021
This half-term in literacy we are kicking off a firework safety instruction poster to consolidate our instruction writing and prepare for fireworks night. Following this, we will be writing tales, myths and legends inspired by Madhur Jaffery’s Seasons of Splendour. This book is full of wonderful Indian and Hindu myths and legends. In the run up to Christmas we will also be writing a recount of the Christmas story. As with last half-term, will focus on our punctuation and send home weekly spellings for your child to learn. Our punctuation focus this half term will be
· Inverted commas
· Direct speech
· Starting with a verb sentences
The science topic is on light and shadow. We will be learning about light sources, how shadows work, keeping our eyes safe and how light works. There will be many interesting experiments to do and lots to learn. Thank you to all those parents who have kindly provided their children with torches - this will mean every one will be able to have a go!
Number and place value.
This half term in maths we will start with a focus on place value. We will learn to:
- count from 0 in multiples of 50 and 100; find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number
- recognise the place value of each digit in a 3-digit number (100s, 10s, 1s)
- compare and order numbers up to 1,000
- identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations
- read and write numbers up to 1,000 in numerals and in words
- solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas
- add and subtract numbers mentally, including:
- a three-digit number and 1s
- a three-digit number and 10s
- a three-digit number and 100s
- add and subtract numbers with up to 3 digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction
- estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers
- solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction.
Literacy Autumn 1 2021
This half-term in literacy we are kicking off with a Boggart adventure! Boggarts are magical, mythical creatures that happen to live in our Orchard! We will be creating our very own Boggarts and writing descriptions of their characters and habitats, before planning their adventure.
Once our Bogarts are tucked up in bed from their adventures, we will move onto Instruction writing – Viking style. We will learn how to play a Viking game and write instructions to match. Finally, we will invent our own games! We will focus on our punctuation this half term and practice our 2 adjective sentences. We will send home weekly spellings for your child to learn.
This half term in Science we will learn about forces, friction and magnetic attraction. We will begin by making marble runs! We will learn about forces in the context of pushing and pulling, and will identify different actions as pushes or pulls. Then we will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate friction, by exploring the movement of a toy car over different surfaces. Following this we will work in a hands on way to identify magnetic materials. We will have chance to explore the way magnetic poles can attract and repel. Finally, the children will use their understanding of magnetic attraction to design and create their own magnetic game. They will develop their scientific enquiry skills, making observations, predictions and conclusions.