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Sea Turtles Class

We are Sea Turtles and our class teachers are
Mrs. Rees, Mr. Ringrose and Miss Singh.
Our teaching assistant is the fantastic Mrs. Ball.
Spring 2 and Summer 1: Food, Farming and Fair Trade
Children will be taught to locate the origins of some common foodstuffs;  Generate questions and evaluate choices about food production, trade and distribution; Use appropriate vocabulary when describing and evaluating issues in food and farming.
As this is a large topic is will spread in to part of Summer 2.
After this we will begin our local history topic based around the Mevagissey Museum. 
Spring 2 and Summer 1 - Wolf Wilder - Novel Study

Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora's mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. A wolf wilder is the opposite of an animal tamer: it is a person who teaches tamed animals to fend for themselves, and to fight and to run, and to be wary of humans. When the murderous hostility of the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back. And, of course, wolves.

The author:

Katherine Rundell is an award-winning children's writer and a Fellow in English Literature at All Souls College, Oxford. Her books have won, among others awards, the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, the Blue Peter Book Award, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award in America, the Andersen Prize in Italy and Le Prix Sorcières in France. She lives mostly in London and a little in Oxford, where she works on research into the Renaissance poet John Donne and occasionally goes climbing on rooftops late at night.

Literary devices I will be practising throughout this writing journey:

  •        Revise key SPaG taught in Autumn Term
  •        Colons to mark the boundary between clauses: It’s sunny: I’m going out to play. Colons for dramatic effect.
  •        Semicolons to mark the boundary between clauses: It’s raining; I’m fed up
  •        Hyphens for compound words to avoid ambiguity: man eating shark or man-eating shark
  •        Personification
  •        Persuasive devices
  •        Synonyms:
  •        Realising that when you find a synonym, the word means something slightly different, eg,“big” and “grand”. “Grand” can mean “one thousand”, “elaborate” and “decorative”, as well as “big”.
  •        Antonyms to create different effects in sentences
  •        Antonyms: using prefixes
  •        Connectives to signpost and create cohesion within a text:

order of sequence, time connectives, additional ideas, space and place, contrasting, exemplification, results, to summarise

  •        Colon and bullet points for a list
  •        Repetition for effect: persuasion, suspense, emphasis
  •        Collective nouns
  •        Imperative verbs
  •        Modal verbs/adverbs of possibility

By the end of this unit I will be able to write…

-          Persuasive Letter

-          Newspaper Report


Other writing opportunities that will help me practise my skills:

-          Instructions

-          Prediction Writing (writing an effective ending to a story)

-          Action Scene (3rd Person, past tense).

Mathematics - Summer 1
At the start of this term, the children will be having focused consolidation and revision sessions on key areas of learning.
The main focus will be on the units below.
The units the children will be learning this term:
Decimals, fractions and percentages:
Coverage of the Decimals, Fractions and Percentages small steps include fractions to percentages, equivalent FDP, percentage of an amount, percentages missing values, percentage increase and decrease, and order FDP.
Area, perimeter and volume:
Coverage of the Perimeter, Area and Volume small steps includes shapes - same area, area and perimeter, area of a triangle 1, area of a triangle 2, area of a triangle 3, area of a parallelogram, volume - counting cubes, and volume of a cuboid.
Coverage of the statistics small steps include reading and interpreting line graphs; drawing line graphs; using line graphs to solve problems; circles; reading and interpreting pie charts, including those with percentages; drawing pie charts and understanding the mean.