Summer Term - Around the World in 80 Days
Our Theme for this Summer is ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ and we will be comparing animals, habitats, weather and places in the UK and Mumbai. We will look at how transport has changed over time and our trip to Nene Valley will allow us to learn about steam trains. We will be taking a walk around our local area to understand our environment and create maps based on what we see. In English we will be using the book Around the World in 80 Days as our stimulus. We will be writing a newspaper report about Phileas Fogg’s adventure, a character description and wanted poster on Fogg, an information report on animals found in Mumbai and writing our own chapter for the book. Alongside this we will explore rhyming couplet and Tanka poetry to link in with Science. We will also be developing our stamina in reading by looking at longer texts, answering inference questions and ‘chunking’ longer unfamiliar words. Finally, we’ll embed our grammar skills by identifying verbs, nouns and adjectives in sentences. In Maths we will be continuing our development of our written and mental methods for adding and subtracting 2digit and 2digit numbers, telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes with links to Theme, naming and describing the properties of shape and using scales to measure. In Science we will be looking at habitats and the world around us. We will look at our habitat, how habitats change around the year and the world. We will also be using our gardening skills. We will investigate how plants grow. We will continue our learning on our trip to Ferry Meadows.