10-11 year olds
As SATs approach us early this term, we will be focusing on revising skills linked to reasoning in math, which will include working with and understanding the relationships between fractions, decimals and percentages. We will also be further exploring our understanding of ratio, solve problems which require answers to be rounded to specified degrees of accuracy. Next, we will focus on measurement with an aim to be able to convert units of measurements and apply number understanding to problems that involve measurement. Finally, we will revisit our ability to be able to choose appropriate methods to answer questions liked to all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
In literacy, daily grammar revision sessions will continue this term and focus on the difference between formal and informal writing (including subjunctive form). Pupils will continue to develop strategies for spelling and noticing spelling patterns. Writing sessions will link to our Shakespeare theme. Our first unit will be focused on Biographies, where we will be developing our understanding of the way that we use the specific language and punctuation features to enhance the experience of the reader. Our second unit of the term will explore narratives. We will be looking at examples of short stories and will be writing a short story (Less than 500 words) that will include the grammatical features of writing explored in SPaG lessons, narrative structure and a development of our re-drafting skills.
This term, our science will be based around Evolution and Inheritance. We will explore how evolution is linked to change over time. We will aim to understand how evolution occurs (natural selection)
In addition to this, we will consider differences within a species can be caused by inheritance and mutations. We will also explore the impact scientists have had on the discovery and understanding of evolution and inheritance, understanding that a number of scientists have researched evolution for many years. Charles Darwin, Mary Anning and Alfred Wallace are scientists who we will be focusing on.