Oak Term 4
Term 4 - The Land that Time Forgot
Our focus this term will be on our history topic of the Tudors. We will look into the past and use this to create both fiction and non-fiction pieces of work. For fiction we will write a diary entry as a solider during the War of the Roses, and create a quest story as a noblemen on a mission from the king. For non-fiction writing we will look at making fact files on famous Tudor’s, using our understanding of headings and subheadings to organise our work.
This term we are focusing on measures. By using measures we will become increasingly confident in using, applying and solving mathematical problems involving distance, time, height, weight, and amount. We will also focus on using perimeter to measure buildings and other objects.
Explaining what we already know
For science this term our focus will turn to our biology unit on animals, including humans. We will become personal trainers, learning about bones, muscles and nutrition and how we should get into shape, train, eat well and live a healthier life style.
Ms Vousden will be teaching RE this term where we will investigate why festivals are important to religious communities. Children will learn in depth about four different festivals, Easter in Christianity, Divali in Hinduism, Pesach in Judaism and Eid ul Fitr in Islam. Each will be looked at in turn to how they are celebrated and how it reminds believers about the values hopes and commitments of each festival.
Our focus this term in computing will feature computer science and how we are communicators in today’s digital world. We will focus on the safe use of email and become aware of the risks and how we can reduce our exposure to them. We will also learn how video conferencing can be used positively, to support learning with a known partner.
This term our focus will be on Net and Wall sports such as tennis and Netball. On Tuesday’s PCS will teach elements of tennis, while on Wednesday’s Mr Knox will teach netball, with a focus on match skills.
This term we will continue to develop our instrumental skills by learning to play the recorder. We will continue reading traditional musical notations and build our confidence when performing to others.
This term and explore ‘portraits’, developing our conversational fluency and skills.
In PSHE we are linking with our science topic and learning about ‘healthy me’, to create our own recipe book about keeping happy and healthy. We will make links to how our bodies are like a car, where we need the right type of fuel/food and the right type of activity to work properly.
Art and DT:
Linking to our history topic on the Tudors , children will learn the skills necessary for creating portrait sketches.