We will be continuing our work on World War II but concentrating more on the lives of children in both England Germany . We will look at how children in Germany were affected and especially those of Jewish families during the Holocaust .
We will be asking questions such as :
Who was the boy in the striped pyjamas?
How were children affected in England and Germany in WW2?
What was the Kinder transport?
Who were the Jews?
What was the Holocaust?
In English, we will continue our work on 'Letter from the Lighthouse. We will then move onto another short animation to inspire our work called 'Piano'. Our work will use these to help us write to persuade, debate and report. Our guided reading text will be 'Boy in the Striped Pajamas' and will give us an insight into the Holocaust in Germany.
In Math, we will be consolidating and closing those gaps on the four operations (+, -, x, ÷), ironing out any misconceptions you may have. Looking at the connections between % , decimals and fractions and how to convert these in greater detail. We will also be learning how to find the fraction of a number and use the four operations when working with fractions.
We will be looking at electricity and how to build circuits, we will have a final challenge to make a working lighthouse with a switch.
Our focus for this half term will continue with with the community and how we can develop links within our own community linked to our work on remembrance.
We will be continuing in the vein of Henry Moore but moving onto sculpture, creating our own wire poppies to remember our fallen heroes. We will also be building a free standing model of a soldier from tin foil. Using our outside area we will be working, in teams to build hardy air raid shelters and seeing if they withstand a bombing raid. We will also design and build a diarama of an air raid shelter in class.
Towards the end of term we will be making our Christmas cards and calendars and a special bauble to put on our trees at home.