Welcome to Hazel Class
Welcome to Hazel class. Your teachers are Mrs Schneider and Mrs Chagtai. We are very much looking forward to the year ahead!
We are learning
This term in maths we will be learning about measures of length, volume and weight. We will learn to read scales and convert between different units such as ml to l, and kg to g. Using these skills we will apply what we have learned to word problems involving all four operations and use bar models to help us understand and solve the problems.
We shall move on to explore the area and perimeter of figures, measuring area in square units. Towards the end of the term, we will be investigating angles including those of scalene, equilateral and isosceles triangles.
In English, we will be reading ‘Krindlekrax’ by Philip Ridley.
We shall begin the term by investigating a range of poetry, such as Free Verse, Acrostic and Rhyming Couplets before creating our own poems based on ‘The Sound Collector’ by Roger McGough.
Later on in the term, we shall be using our focus text to stimulate the writing of balanced arguments based on characters in the text. Our final focus of the term will be creating non-chronological reports about the Aztecs, who we will also be learning about in Topic.
Our grammar lessons will focus on revision of word classes and their functions in a sentence, using subordinating and coordinating conjunctions to link clauses in a sentence and working on formal and informal elements of our writing.
In Science, we will be learning about Sound. We will be identifying how sounds are made and going on a ‘sound walk’ around the school to gather sounds and consider which vibrations are creating them.
We will develop our scientific investigation skills by finding patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it. Using Boomwhackers, we shall create and compare the pitch of sounds before organising our results and drawing conclusions from them.
Finally, we will demonstrate the skills required to set up a practical enquiry using a data-logger to investigate how the volume of sounds changes over distance. After recording our results using tables, bar charts and line graphs we shall interpret the information and draw conclusions.
We will be learning about the ancient Aztec civilisation through a range of investigative and creative activities. We will learn where the Aztecs belong in history by placing them on a timeline and creating a timeline of important Aztec events. We will research how the Aztec civilisation originated and look at the features of the land in which they settled before drawing conclusions about why it was suitable for them. We will develop our skills of inference by investigating Aztec artefacts and discussing what they can tell us about Aztec daily life. This will lead into making comparisons with our present day lives and conducting group research into an element of Aztec life which we will then present to the class.
Finally, we will learn about Aztec beliefs, rites and gods, using evidence from the past to find out the answers to questions such as:
Did they worship one God or many? What did they believe about their gods? What rites did the Aztecs use in connection with their religion?
If your child would like to create PowerPoint presentations for their homework, or show us photographs, please do email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you need to speak to us directly about anything, then after school when you pick your child up is the best time.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Schneider and Mrs Chagtai