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Spring 1

Topic:

 

United States of America

 

In the first half of the Spring term, we will be studying the United States of America as our topic.  We will be looking at its amazing history, culture, geography and climate.

 

We will be asking questions such as:

Who were the original Americans?

What do you know about the climate of the USA?

What do you know about the culture that has influenced the rest of the world?

Can we create Pop Art , in the style of Andy Warhol?

 

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Our topic board showing the questions we will be looking at :

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To connect with our topic 'USA' this term, we shall be looking at the American 'Pop' artist Andy Warhol, who created some of the most iconic images of famous people from popular ('pop') culture, such as Mohammed Ali, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon as well as everyday objects such as Campbell's soup cans or converse trainers.  We shall try to recreate this 'Pop Art'! Wow!

      

                                                                                                                  

 

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       Literacy - as a class we  will be reading 'Holes' by Louis Sachar; we will be using this to look at persuasive writing , letter writing and advertising.

 

 

We have used conscience alley to help us make some difficult decisions. We have tried to influence our classmates into keeping , or handing in ,an important object. What would you do if you could get one day off from digging holes in the sun?

 

                                                                 

 

In S.P.A.G we will be looking at a new way to improve our spelling in our writing and create even more ambitious vocabulary to use. 

                                    

 

 

Remember ,we still need to use everything else we have learnt so we can reach the top of the S.P.A.G ladder.

 

Spelling is very important this year and , like times tables ,we will be doing them everyday. Try to learn them to stand a chance of challenging a teacher to a spell-off.  

 

In numeracy this half term we will be concentrating on;

Fractions

Coordinates

Data and graphs

Percentages

Roman Numerals

Our weekly arithmetic tests will continue and don't forget to practise your times tables ready for our superhero challenges.

 

Mr Davis taught us how to add fractions with different denominators. His method was a better way than Mr Eccleston taught. We will stick with Mr Davis from now on.

 

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We will be investigating, gears, pulleys and levers.

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We have been investigating the power of pulleys. We can lift a chair using a pulley. Do you think we could lift Mr Eccleston?

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