What are we learning about?
This term we will be time travelling through the past, looking at toys throughout history. We will be looking at several periods in history, with a particular focus on the Victorians.
We will be reading “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes looking at the language used during the time it was written and using Reader’s Theatre to perform different sections of the poem. We will also be reading “Street child” by Berlie Doherty. This is a story of a young orphaned boy, who runs away from the workhouse during Victorian times. We will be inferring the main character’s thoughts, feelings and motives and justifying our opinions with evidence. We will be writing a “missing” chapter from the story and a biography of Doctor Barnados, who takes the young boy in.
Our autumn 2 term will begin with looking into fractions and begin to look into solving fraction problems. We will then look at reading and interpreting graph data in order to solve worded questions based on the data presented. We will also be looking at time, and our ability to convert between measures of time. Finally we will be looking at shape, identifying 3D shapes and exploring angles within shape.
How can you help?
You could explore Victorian literature or stories set in this period – visit your local library to see what texts are available or you could even watch the film Oliver! When you are playing with your moving toys at home – think about how they move, why they move like that and how do they stop moving? (Which forces are being used?) Continue to practice your mental Maths – when you are shopping (add up the shopping bill), when you are cooking (work out cooking times and weight of ingredients) or maybe when driving on a long journey – chant your times tables!