Ightenhill Primary School

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Week Beginning 25th January

This week's read and respond literacy, is based on the fantastic book 'The Highway Rat' by Julia Donaldson.



English: To use the past tense

In this lesson, we will practise writing in the past tense which will help us to recount events later in this unit.




Maths: To describe and classify 2D shapes

In this lesson you will describe 2-D shapes using mathematical vocabulary and then classify them into two groups.




Topic: What lives in the ocean?

In today’s lesson we will be learning about all the wonderful animals which live in our oceans. We will be discussing different types of habitats that they live in. There are hundreds and thousands of different animals, from mammals who need oxygen to breathe, to animals like fish who have gills to help them breathe underwater. There are even animals called molluscs, some can create their own light in the depths of the ocean where it’s dark. Let’s get started!






English: To retrieve information

In this lesson, we will learn to find key information when reading Cedric's diary.




Maths: To recognise and create repeating patterns

In this lesson you will explore and create shape and colour patterns. You will then be able to describe and continue patterns using 2-D shapes.




Topic: How is the ocean different at the North Pole and the Equator?

In this lesson, we are going to be comparing the oceans surrounding the North Pole and the Equator. First we will be focusing on what the equator is. We will be learning about some animals which are able to survive in the cold waters of the Arctic, where many other living things cannot.






English: To box up a recount for purpose

In this lesson, we will box up Ma Liang's diary extract and will explore his thoughts and feelings.




Maths: To recognise and describe repeating patterns

In this lesson you will recognise and create shape patterns using 2-D shapes. You will continue patterns, identify missing shapes in patterns and describe them





Topic: Why are the oceans under threat?

In this lesson we will be learning all about different human activities which are threatening our oceans. We will start by identifying what human activity is and what types of things we are doing which are causing damage to our oceans. We will finish the lesson by looking at what damage we can already see in our oceans.






English: To identify features of a recount

In this lesson, we will read as a writer and will create a toolkit for writing a diary.




Maths: To use the language of position

In this lesson you will learn the language of position and then use this language to solve position problems.




Topic: How are people protecting the oceans?

In this lesson we are going to be learning about different ways people are protecting the ocean. We will be looking at initiatives that the government has introduced in the United Kingdom to make a difference to plastic waste. Then we will be looking at what other people are doing around the world to protect our oceans and marine life.






English: To write a recount (Part 1)

In this lesson, we will begin to write Ma Liang's diary using our toolkit.




Maths: To use the language of position, direction and movement (Part 1)

In this lesson you will practise giving and following directions using the language of direction.




Topic: How can we protect our oceans?

During this lesson, I am going to be telling you about how we can protect our oceans. Lots of our marine animals are under threat because of our human activity. I will be reading you a story about a curious whale who wants to cook a stew for his friend. But the ingredients he uses are not what we expect! We will be talking about lots of things we can do to protect this important environment.