Welcome to Fuji Class!
We are named after Mount Fuji which is located on Honshū (the largest and most populous island in Japan). It is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24m (12,389 ft) and is the 2nd-highest peak of an island in Asia and 7th-highest peak of an island in the world. It is an active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–1708. Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometers (60 miles) south-west of Tokyo and can be seen from there on a clear day. Mount Fuji’s exceptionally symmetrical cone is snow-capped for about 5 months a year.
This year Woodchurch are united in working on a theme each term. Term 1 and 2 saw us exploring ‘Earth’. All work set by teachers related to Earth in varying contexts for all our learning. We have enjoyed ‘Fire’ in term 3 and ‘Water’ in term 4. It is the turn of ‘Air’ in terms 5 and 6.
In English we are going to be reading ‘How To Train Your Dragon – How to Ride a Dragon’s Storm’ by Cressida Cowell. We will be looking at expanded noun phrases, parenthesis, scene setting, poetry, metaphors, personification, similes and sentence structure within our work. We will also be having a large focus on our comprehension skills and continue to promote reading and questioning at home.
In Maths we are going to be working using simple equivalences to convert to decimals and percentages as well as rounding decimals. We will also be finding the effect of dividing a one or two digit number by 10 or 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths and solving simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places. At the end of the term we will convert between different units of measure [for example, kilometre to metre].
The Connected Curriculum focus this term is Scandinavia. We will be learning all about the location, climate, human and physical features as well as daily life compared to the UK in Norway and Denmark. We are very excited to start work on this and hope to spend a day at school just like they do in Norway.
In RE, we will be exploring ‘ What does it mean to be Jewish in Britain today?’. In music the children will continue to learn the Ukele with Mr Clarke on a Wednesday morning.
Within our Science lessons we are going to be looking at Living Things and their Habitats. This includes our exciting project with the school garden where we will be making nesting boxes, insect houses and planters as well as growing our own plants that encourage bees and butterflies to the areas and renovating the pond so it is habitable for any nearby wildlife.
Children can earn extra team points and rewards for any extra research they might want to do at home, exploring our current Maths/ English/ Topic, Science work. This page will be updated regularly so please be sure to check back here as the year progresses!
If there is anything you would like to discuss with me please feel free to catch me after school.