Our topic this term is Violent Volcanoes! This term, we will be learning all about how volcanoes are formed, the structure of volanoes and what happens when an eruption occurs. Our Big Question is 'How are volcanoes formed?' but we will also be looking at where volcanoes are formed and learning about the three different types of volcano: active, dormant and extinct. We will be reading the text 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' in guided reading and linking this with our literacy lessons; we will be writing a letter from Lila to her dad, which gives reasons for her adventure. In Maths, our 'Catch Maths If You Can' day will be using rocks and sponges (natural material to link to volcanoes). Our maths lessons will focus on fractions, decimals and percentages, telling the time and interpreting data in a timetable, and statistics (line graphs, two-way tables). In Computing, we will be making a film documentary to inform other people about how a volcano forms and erupts. In Art, we will be creating our own landscape painting of Pompeii. We will be focusing on the impressionist era, specifically looking at the works of Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet. In French, we will be naming different food and drink, saying whether we like or dislike the food and learning how to order food in a cafe. We will be hosting our very own French cafe to practise our skills.