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Lilac Class

Teaching Team: Dr. Charles, Mrs Lusted and Mrs Bullen

Welcome to the Summer term!   This term our topic is called ‘Life on Earth’.  In English, we will be writing poems about the sea using personification and will write a book in three chapters inspired by Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, entitled ‘Shipwreck!’.  Lilac Class will be studying the facts about the sinking of the Titanic and writing recounts and newspaper articles about the disaster. We will also be involved in persuasive writing and report writing about conservation issues, animals and their habitats.

In Maths, we will be learning to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers.  We will also be covering work about decimals, fractions and percentages.  This will be followed by geometry work about the properties of shapes and position and direction.  We will be finishing the year with measurement work, converting units and looking at volume.

In Science, Lilac Class are studying the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, and insect and a bird.  We will also be studying the life processes of reproduction in some animals and plants and the changes in humans as they develop.

In Topic, we will be looking at seas, rivers and oceans and the water cycle.  We will be learning about the journey of a river and how it is formed.  We will also be looking at sea erosion and how caves, arches and stacks are formed.  We will also be examining the effects of pollution in the sea and will be particularly looking at plastic pollution and Henderson Island.  I plan to visit Hastings and the Blue Reef Sea Life Centre.  We will also be studying Brazil and the Amazon River in more depth.  In Art, Lilac Class will be drawing pictures of sea shells using pastels and creating mosaics of butterflies.  In DT, we will also be designing life cycle mobiles and posters about conservation issues.  In Music, Lilac Class will be listening to music about the sea and creating their own group compositions using the same musical ideas.

In RE, Lilac Class will be learning about Islam and be thinking about how Muslims believe they should live their lives and why.   PE will still be on Mondays and Thursdays and this term Lilac Class will be involved in improving and developing their field sports and athletic skills.

Homework will again be set on a Friday and needs to be completed in the Homework Book by the following Friday. The spellings that the children will be given to learn will also be covered in class time.  The children will also be given a weekly My Maths activity to complete that reinforces the work we have covered during the week. 

Please can you ensure that an adult at home hears your child read at least three times a week and that the reading record is signed and dated.  Reading records need to come into school daily. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any worries, concerns or questions.

Many thanks,

Dr Charles

Here is our curriculum for the term: