Morpurgo class teacher and Science Leadbbailey@maryofthecross.co.uk
Our first half term is quite short but we have a lot of learning to squeeze in. Our topic is ‘Rainforests.’ We will look at the locations and environmental structure of rainforests. The science element of this will be plants where we will study the functions of parts of flowering plants, requirements for growth and how water is transported in plants. In English, our writing will be based on ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ by Lynne Cherry. Our reading lessons will focus on analysing shorter books and texts relating to our topic. Our daily spelling sessions will continue using the Read, Write and Spell programme. Mathematics will cover measurements including area and perimeter and further multiplication and division. Design technology will focus on the eatwell plate and understanding where our food comes from. Our RE work will start with the Feast of Christmas followed by Revelation. We will have half an hour weekly French lesson.