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Term 1

Term 1 - Writing and Destination Reader


This term, we are studying the book 'Krindlekrax' by Phillip Ridley. This book is about a young boy called Ruskin Splinter and his journey to become the hero he always wanted to be! 


In reading, we will focus on the important learning behaviours which allow us to work with a partner and discuss the text effectively. We will be working through reading skills such as prediction and inference. 


We will also be using this book to support our written work, starting off by writing a letter to a hero of our own - David Attenborough, Marcus Rashford and Mr Beast have been some popular choices so far. We will then use our adjectives to create a new character who lives on Lizard Street. Finally, we will link our text to our topic work on the Vikings and will compare the creature Krindlekrax to Norse mythological monsters! 


How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell is another really good text which links to our topic. Have you read the book or seen the films? 


Our class story this term is The Boy at the back of the Class by Onjali Rauf. 


We encourage the children to read regularly at home and when their books are finished, they can take a quiz to check their understanding. Children can also log onto MyON to support their reading at home. 

Term 1 - Maths


This term we will be working on our place value, number and calculations knowledge. We will be checking how to set out these calculations and will be using equipment and resources to help us. We will also be continuing to work on our times table recall by doing weekly quizzes. You can use Times Table Rockstar to help improve your score! 

Term 1 Science


In science we will be finding out about solids, liquids and gases. We will learn about how the particles behave and how things can changer from one state to another. Have a look around your home - can you find examples of solids, liquids and gases? 

Melting chocolate experiment

Term 1 - PE

We are starting 11 weeks of Invasion Games. These are sports where you have reach the other team’s end of the pitch/court to score. Examples of this include Handball, Hockey, Rugby, Basketball, Netball and Football.


We have P.E on Mondays and Thursdays. Please can children remember to wear their P.E kit on those days and make sure they have a bottle of water. 

Special Achievement Award in PE lesson

Term 1 - Computing


This term we will be learning about Coding using Purple Mash

Term 1 - Curriculum Maestro

This term we will be developing the children’s knowledge of Britain’s early invaders and settlers. Children learn about Anglo-Saxon and Viking culture, chronology and key events.