LKS2: Snowdon

Term 4

Rock relics rumbles

Our topic this term is ‘Rocks, Relics & Rumbles’. In the Rocks, Relics and Rumbles project, your child will learn about the different layers of the Earth, including plate tectonics and their potential effects on the Earth's surface. They will investigate different types of rock to learn about their uses and properties. They will also investigate soil and fossils, including learning about the work of Mary Anning. They will have the opportunity to use maps to learn about the lines of latitude and longitude and a compass to learn about the cardinal and intercardinal points. They will also learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and the long and short-term consequences that these can have.

In addition to this, we will also be working on the companion project ‘Ammonite’. This project will teach your children about artistic techniques used in sketching, printmaking and sculpture.

We will be exploring the exciting text ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ for our Demonstration Reading text and will be looking at all the exciting and unfamiliar language linked to our topic.

We will be using the Writing Rainbow to enhance our writing using Jane Considine’s ‘The Write Stuff’ and will once again be zooming in and out on a variety of exciting lenses to develop sentence skills. To start off the term, our writing lessons will be based around the Oliver Jeffer’s picture book ‘The Incredible Book Eating Boy’.

To aid fluency and comprehension in reading we are continuing to use Hooked on Books, which has helped the children to really immerse themselves in the text and come up with thoughtful, insightful and in-depth responses to particular language choices made by the author.

Home learning activities for the term will be uploaded onto Satchel One. Please alert your class teacher via the office if you need any assistance logging in. We love seeing how hard you are working and it has been absolutely brilliant seeing your work so far this term! Remember to submit your work through your pupil account by pressing the tick to select your name and changing the status to “submitted” on the right-hand side of the page.  

It was fantastic to see your work last term; we have been astounded at the quality of writing!



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