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Spring Term 2021

Teacher: Mrs H Heaton Cooper

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Row

Welcome back to home schooling for most children. I hope you are all ready for a busy term ahead! This term, our topic will be all about the continent of North America. We will be learning about this topic through primarily geography and history, but also using the other curriculum areas to develop our evidential and interrogation skills. We will also be endeavouring to create some beautiful textile work and investigating tessellation - with a little help from M. C. Escher! 

English

We aim to use our topic work to complement our writing units this term. A priority will be to develop our higher level vocabulary. We will also be focussing on reading comprehension skills and also skills of presentation.

 

Maths

In Maths, we will be extending our knowledge of the number system. This term, we will be focusing on: decimals, percentages, a little algebra, and measures. We will also be recapping on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1,000 to ensure that our place value understanding is secure, as well as covering time - telling the time and being able to use time to answer problems.

 

Topic

Our topic works aims to extend across the core and additional curriculum areas. We will be learning about the continent of North America.

Geography - physical and human features of the continent; countries and major cities, landmarks, climate and land use

History - discovery; Voyage of the Mayflower and Thanksgiving; the War of Independence, George Washington and the Constitution, as well as the American Civil War and Abraham Lincoln. 

We will also be looking at textile work created by American artists.

 

Reading

All children will need to continue to read their individual books in school and at home as often as possible. They will also have weekly 10 minute reading challenges, aimed at developing comprehension skills in preparation for Year 6 SATs. Grinshill class must continue to complete a  Reading Journal once they have completed each reading book. We are aiming for the children to read as many different types and genres of book as possible throughout the year - and enjoy their reading journey!

Key Dates

 

Week Beginning 15th February - Half Term

 

Home Learning

Please continue to support your child with their online work —we aim for reading as often as possible during the week. Reading will need to be a major focus in Grinshill this year, in preparation for Year 7.

Please also practise multiplication tables as often as possible. Please contact us if you have any questions.

 

Word List - Year 3 & 4

Word List - Year 5 & 6

 

accommodate

embarrass

persuade

accompany

environment

physical

according

equip (–ped, –ment)

prejudice

achieve

especially

privilege

aggressive

exaggerate

profession

amateur

excellent

programme

ancient

existence

pronunciation

apparent

explanation

queue

appreciate

familiar

recognise

attached

foreign

recommend

available

forty

relevant

average

frequently

restaurant

awkward

government

rhyme

bargain

guarantee

rhythm

bruise

harass

sacrifice

category

hindrance

secretary

cemetery

identity

shoulder

committee

immediate(ly)

signature

communicate

individual

sincere(ly)

community

interfere

soldier

competition

interrupt

stomach

conscience*

language

sufficient

conscious*

leisure

suggest

controversy

lightning

symbol

convenience

marvellous

system

correspond

mischievous

temperature

criticise (critic + ise)

muscle

thorough

curiosity

necessary

twelfth

definite

neighbour

variety

desperate

nuisance

vegetable

determined

occupy

vehicle

develop

occur

yacht

dictionary

opportunity

 

disastrous

parliament

 

Other work:

  • TT Rocks stars
  • Lots of reading or listening to audiobooks
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