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Term 1

English

 

In English this term, we will be travelling back to the 1920's and learning about the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt. Our writing this term will be based around the text 'Secrets of a Sun King' by Emma Carroll.  We will be looking at narrative writing this term with a focus on building up suspense within a text. 

 

Maths 

 

In maths this term, we will be revising the four operations with a focus on the relationship between multiplication and division. We will also be examining place value and learning to partition and identify the true value of a number.

 

 

Reading

Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll

 

Our class text this year is Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll. The text is about when Lillian Kaye finds a parcel on her grandad's doorstep, she is shocked to see who sent it: a famous Egyptologist, found dead that very morning, according to every newspaper in England!

 

In Destination Reader, we will be reading this text on a daily basis and examining how the author maintains a 1920's setting through her choice of language and setting descriptions.

Science 

 

Our science topic this term is called 'Properties and changes of materials'. In this topic, we will be studying:

• compare and group together everyday materials based on their properties in relation to conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets.

• compare and group together everyday materials based on their properties in relation to hardness and transparency.

• give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic.

• compare and group together everyday materials based on their properties in relation to solubility.

PE 

 

This term the children will be having PE twice a week on a Thursday and a Friday. 

The children need to come into school dressed for PE on both of these days. 

This term the children will be focusing on  "team building" skills and we will be learning to play a variety of invasion games. 

 

 

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