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Summer 1

English 

We are exploring the Anglo Saxon myth Beowulf this term for our English learning journey, using the Usborne edition by Rob Lloyd Jones. Using the text and research of other mythical creatures, we will create our own horrific beast which is terrorising Heorot. We will explore key vocabulary features of non chronological reports, such as subheadings, to create a warning leaflet for the people of Heorot about our beast. 

Then, we will remind ourselves of persuasive features to write a letter to Beowulf, as King Hrothgar, to persuade him to come and fight Grendel. 

 

Maths 

We will be covering 3 units of Maths this term, which are as follows: 

Unit 1: Developing our recall of tables and related facts to help us problem solve. We will be counting in multiples of 3,4,8,50 and 100 and using our derived facts to help solve problems, such as missing number problems. We will also consolidate our understanding of dividing by 10 and 100.

Unit 2: Sorting and classifying a range of 2D and 3D shapes, exploring their angles and different lines. 

Unit 3:  Revising our methods formal written addition and subtraction and using the inverse to check our answers. We will use these methods to help us solve more complex problems. 

 

History 

Our enquiry question this term is 'Who did more for Britain: the Romans or Anglo Saxons?'. We will start our enquiry by learning about why the Romans inevitably left Britain after years of reign before learning about the push and pull factors for why the Anglo Saxons decided to come over to Britain. We will use a range of sources to research about Anglo Saxon life and compare this to Roman life. We will evaluate the Anglo Saxon's impact on Britain before debating as a class our enquiry question. 

 

Science 

This term we are learning about how plants reproduce. We will begin by learning about the different parts of a flower and creating our own 3D models of flowers. We will then explore the the life cycle of a plant and the main stages, including germination, fertilisation and pollination. We will use real flowers to dissect to find the different parts and compare different species of plant. 

 

Art

Our art this term is linked to our topic. The main skills we are focussing on are colour mixing and will be using flowers as a stimulus. We will explore different shades of colour in the natural environment before experimenting with paint and water colours to create different tones and shades for our own flower pictures. 

 

Music 

This term we will continue to learn about a new style of music with Mrs Macdonald and find out about the exciting world of Samba! We will be using a range of percussion instruments and drums to repeat back rhythms whilst listening carefully to instructions through the samba whistle. 

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