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Welcome to Miss Walker's class

Australian Adventure

Australian Adventure(1)

This term we are travelling across the world to have an Australian adventure. We will be geographers and scientists as we learn all about its location, climate, culture, landmarks, amazing places and animals. 

As writers we will be researching many Australian animals. We will use the information to write letters to support our adoption of the 'quokka'. Our research will help us write fact files to educate other children in the school about various Australian animals. We will also look at Aboriginal dream time stories and invent our own. 

As Geographers we will be finding out what Austalia is like, what we would pack if we went there and its varying climate. We will be developing our map skills by locating Australia and the UK on a world map and then zooming in to Australia's main cities. There are also many 'amazing places' in Australia as well as the outback and these cities to explore. 

We will compare every day life, cultures and customs and find out about Aboriginal people. 

As scientists we will be learning about animal classes, food groups and food chains, offspring and the basic needs and habitats of various animals. We will first look at common animals we have here in the UK and use our knowledge when finding out about Australian animals.

We will be learning about the importance of conservation and have been approached by Perth Zoo for our support with adopting a quokka. We will be researching and fundraising towards this cause. 

As Artists we will explore aboriginal art and create our own pieces. We will be creating sculptures inspired by our research of Australian animals and artists of the UK.

As Mathematicans, we will use our Australia topic as a focus for problem solving and investigations.  To begin with this term we will study fractions, time and measures.  We will also cover the four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Whilst investigating fractions we will identify different fractions and find fractions of amounts and shapes.

Reading books, homework and spellings

Reading books will be changed in 2Wa on Tuesdays.

Please make sure your child has thier reading book in school on this day.

Homework and spellings are handed out on Friday.

Any questions you may regarding methods/strategies of homework, please get in touch!

Kaleidoscope WB 20.5.19