This term in English, the Ospreys will continue on their mission to help save our planet. Inspired by the previous unit where they learned about the hazards of plastic pollution, the Ospreys will write a speech to persuade the Falcons class to join them with their litter picking pledge.
For our class read, the Ospreys will use Jane Considine’s Reading Rainbow to explore Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson.
In Maths, the Ospreys will be using their knowledge of place value and fractions to help develop their understanding of decimals. This unit introduces the concept of hundredths. It builds on their knowledge of tenths from previous learning and provides opportunity for them to apply this learning to hundredths. The Ospreys will then go on to explore decimals in more depth. They will start to represent decimals on place value grids and use these grids to help them compare decimals. They will progress to rounding decimals to the nearest whole number by considering their position on a number line.
In Geography, the Ospreys will learn about Rivers - a key aspect of physical Geography. They will investigate the following questions: What is a river?; How do people use rivers?; What journeys do rivers make?; How can flooding affect people? Linking to our English unit, the Ospreys will also explore river pollution. They will consolidate their learning with a field trip!
In Science the Ospreys will investigate States of Matter. This unit links well with our Geography topic - Rivers. In this unit the Ospreys will compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. They will also investigate the changing state of some materials when they are heated or cooled, and they will measure the temperature at which this happens. The Ospreys will finish this unit by exploring the water cycle where they will identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.
In RE the Ospreys will investigate the question How and why do people show their commitments during the journey of life? They will compare the milestones in the journeys of Christians, Jewish people and Hindus.
Finally in Art, the Ospreys will learn to recognise stories behind paintings. They will explore artwork from David Hockney, Paula Rego, Pieter Brueghel, Edward Hopper and Fiona Rae - Every Picture Tells a Story.
Phew a busy term ahead – let’s get started!