Take One Note
We will be studying the composer Benjamin Britten and looking at his work entitled
This will link with our work on ‘Extreme Earth’
Mrs Symons, Madame Price and Mrs Halfpenny will be working with and helping the children in Amethyst with their learning this term. In English, we will begin by looking at the layout and features of Newspapers; producing our own news articles and written work. We will then move on to plan and write stories influenced by our work on ‘Extreme Earth’ and natural disasters and inspired by a piece of music composed by Benjamin Britten- ‘The storm’
In Maths, we will focus on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using decimal numbers before moving on to look at solving problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy. We will also be looking at percentages, measurement and algebra. We will continue to use and apply our knowledge to practical and problem solving questions.
The children will be continuing to study the work of Henri Rousseau in Art and in music we will be learning about Benjamin Britten and composing some music of our own linked to our work in English and topic.
Reminders: Children are expected to read at home regularly with an adult and to have a book ‘on the go’ that travels to school and home again every day. It is an essential element of a child's development and has a positive impact on your child's progress in all areas of the curriculum. PE kit is needed in school every day but our specific PE days are Monday and Thursday afternoons. The requirement for kit is a white t-shirt (not polo shirt), black shorts and trainers.
Homework: Children are expected to read daily and practice times tables and given spellings. The children need to continue to complete their Maths, Reading and Grammar revision books each week- returning them to school on a Wednesday. I have been very impressed with the commitment to complete these as we move towards the tests in May- Well done everyone!
Thank you for your continued support