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Autumn Term Topics:
In numeracy the children will be looking at a huge variety of topics in their first term. These include
Area and perimeter of compound shapes.
Place value in numbers up to 9 digits
Mean, Median, Mode and Range
Percentages, Decimals and Fractions.
Revision of all basic number functions.
Year 7 children should be working on revision of table facts and properties of 2D/3D shapes each night.
Literacy is broken into three distinct areas of learning.
The children's reading ability will continue to grow through their work on comprehension skills. All children will explore a range of fiction and non-fiction texts and respond to questions pitched at their level.
Comprehension skills will be developed further through work on the class novel, Under the Hawthorn Tree.
The children will look at a range of different topics in their grammar work this term which includes:
Revision of all parts of speech
Direct and Indirect Speech
Suffixes and Prefixes
A range of other topics.
The children are currently compiling their own balanced argument report based on a Victorian Workhouse and their novel, Under the Hawthorn Tree.
In their programme they have looked at:
The structure of a balanced report
The main features of a balanced report
Identified the difference between arguments for and arguments against
Planned a balanced report
Drafted and edited their own balanced report.
World Around Us:
Children will be taking an indepth look into the Victorian world this year. To help explore their topic, they will be using a range of practical, text-based and UICT resources. Some key areas of learning to be explored are:
Important dates/timelines in the Victorian Era
The Great Hunger
Expansion of the British Empire
Life as a Victorian Child
The children are currently preparing for their Service of Light and have just started the new religion programme, Grow in Love.
The children are currently taking part in Hurling coaching until Halloween and will start their swimming programme after the Halloween break.