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What are we learning this half term?

Spring 2

 

Our learning this half term is ..

 

 

English

 

This half term we will be studying the text ‘The Promise’ by author Nicola Davies using active reading strategies to refine thinking and create notes along the way. We will also be learning to summarise the main ideas that we draw from more than one paragraph to identify the key details. Our writing outcome will be to write character narrative and create a letter using bargaining language

 

Maths

 

This half term we will be covering the following areas in our Maths lessons:

  • Fractions including multiplication
  • Decimals and percentages

Science

 

We will be learning all about forces. We will be exploring and investigating the different effects of gravity. We will also be looking at types of resistance such as water and air resistance. We will be learning how gears, pulleys and levers also create a force.

 

History

 

Our focus will be on the ‘Angles, Saxons and Jutes and their battles to rule England. We will look at their settlements and the impact they have made on how we live today.

 

RE

 

We will be learning about the Christian festival of Easter and the impact it has on Christian in their lives today.

 

 

Spring 1

 

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

The text we are studying is The Hound of the Baskervilles by the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Our writing outcomes will include a narrative cliff hanger with lots of description and a non-fiction formal event report.

 

Maths

Our maths focus is number which will include Multiplication & Division, Fractions, Decimals and percentages which will include real-life problem-solving activities.

 

Science

Pupils will model and explain how the solar system works.  They will create and share a scaled version of the solar system. Pupils will use shadow investigations to demonstrate the movement of the Earth on its axis.  They will model and demonstrate how and why the moon appears to change shape across a lunar month and show in a diagram how the moon appears in its various phases.

A non-chronological report will enable the children to demonstrate their understanding of this unit.

 

Geography

We will understand geographical similarities and differences through a study of human and physical geography of a region within North America focussing on California.

 

PSHE

Our topic is Living in the Wider World which will include protecting the environment; compassion towards others. How information online is targeted through different media types, their role and impact

 

Religious Education

Our big question this half term will be; Why do Christians believe Jesus was a great teacher?

 

Autumn 2

 

This half term, we will be learning...

 

English

This half term we will be studying the text ‘FArTHER’ by Grahame Baker Smith allowing us to analyse the conventions of different types of writing. We will also be learning to use punctuation to determine intonation and expression when reading aloud to a range of audiences. Our writing outcomes will be to write a setting description and a letter

 


Maths

This half term we will have a number focus through multiplication, division and fractions in our Maths lessons:

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Science

In Science our research will be based around the properties of everyday materials through investigations and experiments.

 

History

This half term we will be studying Ancient Greece

 

Art

 Our focus will be layering artwork to depict mood and emotion in response to music through the famous artist W. Kandinsky.

 

PSHE

Our focus this half term is relationships, we will consider how we manage friendships and peer influence. We will also be looking at physical contact and feelings of safety. Responding respectfully to a wide range of people including recognising prejudice and discrimination will also be studied.

 

 

Autumn 1

 

English

This half term we will be studying the text 'When We Walked on the Moon' allowing us to analyse the conventions of different types of writing. We will also be learning to use punctuation to determine intonation and expression when reading aloud to a range of audiences. Our writing outcomes will be to write an exploration narrative and a recount.

 

Maths

This half term we will have a number focus through the following areas in our Maths lessons:

 'Place value' and 'addition & subtraction using numbers up to a million.

 

Science

In Science our research will be based around the properties of everyday materials through investigations and experiments.

 

 

 

Geography

This half term we will be studying Athens and central Greece as our learning about a region in Europe.

 

 

Art

 We will be studying the artist Lui Bolin and his famous works of 'The Invisible Man' through drawing and painting into digital art.

 

PSHE

Our focus this half term is relationships, we will consider how we manage friendships and peer influence. We will also be looking at physical contact and feelings of safety. Responding respectfully to a wide range of people including recognising prejudice and discrimination will also be studied.