Journey to the unknown…
In English we will be writing a magazine article in the character of Parvana’s Mother in the hope of gathering support and recognition for her worthy cause of recognising women’s rights under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The magazine article will include an Agony Aunt section, Interview with a teacher and a Day in the Life entry of an educated woman no longer able to work and exercise independence.
In Reading our class novel will be Parvana’s Journey by Deborah Ellis, the sequel to The Breadwinner. We will also be dipping in and out of the following books to help scaffold and support our writing; A thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. We will also be working hard to develop our comprehension skills.
In Maths we will be looking at the relationships between decimals, fractions and percentages. Additionally we will be working hard to develop our fluency in arithmetic. We will be using our newly learned calculation skills to apply to multi-step reasoning problems to develop our fluency and problem solving skills.
In Science we will be learning about Living things and their habitats. We will describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.
In History we will continue to explore Tudor England with a focus on Henry VIII to decide if his reign was one of terror or glory.
In RE we will be exploring Islam; linking this to our reading of The Breadwinner.
In Art we will be improving our mastery of art and design techniques with a focus on landscapes inspired by The Breadwinner.