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Nascot Wood
Junior School

This week's learning

Spring Term

Mathematics

During the Spring term, in maths, with the children learning and developing their understanding of place value. This will include:

Fractions:

  • compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number
  • identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths
  • recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other
  • add and subtract fractions with the same denominator, and denominators that are multiples of the same number

Geometry:

  • identify, describe and represent the position of a shape following a reflection or translation, using the appropriate language, and know that the shape has not changed
  • know angles are measured in degrees: estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles
  • draw given angles, and measure them in degrees (°)
  • identify:
    • angles at a point and 1 whole turn (total 360°)
    • angles at a point on a straight line and half a turn (total 180°)
    • other multiples of 90°
    • use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles
English

This term we will be continuing to add to the children's understanding of grammar and using this across their writing. This includes:

  • recognising vocabulary and structures that are appropriate for formal speech and writing, including subjunctive forms
  • using expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely
  • using modal verbs or adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility
  • using relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, that or with an implied (ie omitted) relative pronouns

We will be writing a Warning Tale, BBC 500 words competition and biographies.

This will of course work alongside our preparation for the Year 5  

Topic

Our topic and humanities learning this half term will focus on The Mayans, and chocolate.

Science

During the Spring term we will be studying Forces, which builds on the children's learning in Year 3 as well as links well with our Space topic, before Christmas.

The children will be taught to:

  • explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object

  • identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces

  • recognise that some mechanisms including levers, pulleys and gears allow a smaller force to have a greater effect

This page is updated on Thursday.

Additional Information

Please ensure the children have their PE kits in every day, as we have PE on Monday, Thursday.