Welcome back, hopefully you have re-charged your batteries and are ready for this half term and the run up to Christmas.
This half term we will be exploring the topic ’Does money make the world go round?’
As entrepreneurs we will be loaned £5 to launch our own business. Enterprise gives us an insight into how business works and helps us to build skills for the future, such as team work, problem solving, leadership, money management and creativity. The products the children make can be sold after school or at the Enterprise Fayre in the hall on Monday 16th December.
As Writers we will be doing a novel study on The Snowman by Micheal Morpurgo. We will start by doing poetry. We will then move onto instructions on how to build a snowman. We will then be doing a letter recount from the perspective of James. We will finish the year with persuasive writing skills to encourage people to come along to our Enterprise Fayre and purchase our goods.
As Scientists the children will identify common appliances which run on electricity, construct electrical circuits and identify whether a circuit will work or not.
Our Computing this term will support our entrepreneurial skills as the children will be introduced to spreadsheets to track the income and expenditure of their projects and also use various programs to help with the production of our Christmas cards.
As Mathematicians we will be mainly looking at multiplication and division using formal written methods. Will continue to look at the relationship between fractions and decimals, exploring the formal methods of written strategies for all four operations and continuing our exploration of fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio and proportion. Clearly our enterprise project will have a massive focus on money so that by the end of the year the children will have a very real feel for the value of goods.
This half term PE day will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please could you continue to ensure that earrings are removed on PE days if your child is unable to remove them independently. As the weather continues to become more wintery, please could you ensure that your child has a warm outdoor PE kit including long bottoms and a jumper, as well as a waterproof jacket/coat.
Our PSHE topic is Going for Goals, in life, not just on the pitch and will focus on what we want to achieve within our enterprise topic.
Our home learning this half term is all around enterprise, we really appreciate any support you can provide to help your child with their project. Please could I remind you that the children do need to read daily, and practise their maths skills regularly, particularly their times tables!
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