Spring Term's REAL Project
'What are We Wasting for?'
This term, our REAL Project will have a ’STEM’ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths)focus as we explore the human impact on eco-systems throughout our world. We will cover what the problems are, why they are happening, what we can do about it and finally, how we can raise awareness about these topical, environmental issues. Throughout the project, we have some amazing experiences planned: we will be looking at local environmental impact with a field research walk. Linked to our authentic outcome (see overleaf) we will have an expert workshop about how to develop a media campaign.
Throughout the REAL Project, we aim to produce high quality outcomes linked to our public exhibition. However, this term we are trying something a little bit different! Building upon our learning around environmental issues we would like to create a message that raises awareness. This message will be designed and printed upon t-shirts. Our aim will be to spread this message as far and wide as we can through a media campaign. Our target will be high profile, influential figures. Using a variety of media such as twitter and targeted letters. Not only are we involved in generating a media environmental awareness campaign but we will also be preparing and performing a Spring Concert. Further details will be released nearer the time.
During our English lessons, we will explore the picture book, ‘Varmints’ by Helen Ward, which is a dystopian vision of the future. We will supplement this with high quality, scientific adventure novels including the ‘Last Wild’ series by Piers Torday and ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell. We will also take inspiration from the landmark TV serial, ‘Blue Planet 2’.
Building on the tremendous success from last years fair trade project we will continue to develop our schools relationship with them.
Our main focus this term will be around the area of fractions and decimals. We will discover how we can order fractions and compare the size of fractions by converting them to a common denominator. We will learn how to find fractions of amounts when the numerator is greater then 1 as well as changing fractions from proper to improper fractions. We will see how fractions relate to percentages and decimal values. Finally we will look at the properties of 2-d/3-d shapes and explore the real life application of using measures to solve problems.
P.E. with games will take place on a Wednesday this term with Miss Sanderson. Indoor athletics will be on a Tuesday. Please remember to bring your PE kit on both of these days. If you wear ear-rings, these should also be removed before these sessions take place. Please could names be on all clothing and kits.
Reading diaries must be in school every day. If your child finishes their reading book, they can select a new one from the library themselves. Each week, the children will be heard read by an adult within school. Reading Stars will continue to be checked on a Friday. We will keep bug club updated again shortly for your child to use at home, online. Don't forget to practice your weekly spellings lists you will receive on a Monday and learn times tables up to x12 with regular tests to check on your progress.
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