Autumn 1 2023-2024
This term we are reading the exciting novel ‘Letter from the Lighthouse' by Emma Carroll.
The book tells the story of Olive and her brother being evacuated to the Devonshire coast to stay with a mysterious lighthouse keeper. There, Olive has to solve a mystery about a coded note and her sister's disappearance.
All of our reading and writing this term will be based around this story. We will be looking at descriptions, diaries and an exciting local legend!
This term, we are covering a range of skills in our Maths lessons including: place value, multiples & factors, prime numbers, angles, rounding and units of measure.
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Remember to practise your times tables at home using TTRockstars to help! On a Monday we have a times tables test with 100 questions up to 12 x 12. The idea is to beat your score from the previous week!
Our unit this term is ‘World War II'
- Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.
- Note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.
- Address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.
- Construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.
- Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
Our Science Topic is ‘Living things and their habitats'
- Describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.
- Give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.
Art and Design/Design Technology
In our Design Technology topic we will be making felt phone cases.
- use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups
- generate, develop, model and communicate my ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design
- Make select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately.
- select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities
- Evaluate, investigate and analyse a range of existing products
- evaluate my ideas and products against my own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve my work.
This term, our French theme is ‘Who am I?’ We will learn French phrases to describe ourselves and others; including 'je suis' and 'je ne suis pas'.
Our topic in R.E this term is 'Creation and Science: Conflicting or Complementary'.
- explain the Christian and Jew's belief about how the world was created.
- identify what type of texts some Christians say Genesis 1 is.
- write my own version of the story of Creation.
- identify and explain the scientific theory of how the world was created.
- identify and explain the scientific theory of where life comes from.
- know where the science and faith go together.
- express our views about how the world was created.
- ask any puzzling questions about science or faith; on how the world was created.
- know the different views about the existence or non-existence of God.
Our Music this term is focused around the pop song Happy by Pharell Williams. We will be using our key musical skills of listening and appraising, performing, composing and improvising.
During our P.E lessons this term we will be building our skills of teamwork, mapping, communicating & listening through Outdoor, Adventurous activities. We will also practise and develop our athletic and fitness skills.
In our computing sessions this term, we will be revising how to stay safe online. We will:
- identify safe symbols
- recognise and understand our digital footprint
- understand the importance of balancing our screen time with other parts of our lives.
Our topic this half term is ‘VIPs' (Very Important Persons). We will focus on relationships. We will identify who our VIPs are within our families and friendship groups and how important kindness and respect are within these relationships. The unit addresses conflicts and resolutions in relationships. We will also look at secrets and dares, as well as healthy and unhealthy relationships.