Summer Term 1


A lot of our learning this half term will focus around our history topic of World War 2. We will make cross-curricular links in many other subjects such as computing, English and RE. In our history learning, we will investigate why World War 2 began and find out about the key individuals and countries involved. Furthermore, we will research events that were key turning points in the war, such as the Battle of Britain and the German invasion of Russia.


Guided Reading

We will be continuing to develop our reading skills (inference, retrieval, vocabulary) through our class read, After the War: From Auschwitz to Ambleside. The Second World War is finally over and Yossi, Leo and Mordecai are among three hundred children who arrive in the English Lake District.



In our maths learning, we have been identifying common factors, multiples, and prime numbers. We have also recognised and used squared and cubed numbers and the associated notation. Throughout the half term, we will be solving problems involving multiplication and division. As well as this, we will be solving problems in context, including integers, fractions, decimals, and percentages. Finally, we will be performing mental calculations involving all four operations and solving multi-step problems by deciding which operation/method to use and why.



Our writing journeys will link closely to our history learning this half term. Firstly, we will use the text driver Anne Frank by Josephine Poole. This writing journey will begin with us learning about Anne and her family’s life. We will have opportunities to write extended diaries and then the final writing outcome will be an obituary, a newspaper report, and an opinion piece. After that, we will use the stimulus Otto by Tomi Ungere where we will be making predictions about the story theme and events by exploring images and props from the story, such as a bear and a typewriter. We will then plan and write their own version of a historical story, using devices similar to those in the text.



This half term, we will be conducting an artist study on American pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein. We will be exploring his work and imitating his style by creating and evaluating our own artwork.



We have been looking at how electrical circuits can be controlled by looking at electrical current and electrical resistance. We will continue to explore this through investigating how the number of lamps in a circuit affect how long a battery lasts, how the length of a wire affects how bright a bulb is and whether the type of wire used in a circuit affects the resistance.



We have started to explore how codes can be used for several different reasons and had a go at decoding messages ourselves! Throughout this unit, we will also look at the importance of a secure password is and look at historical figures and their contribution towards computer science.



This term, we are fortunate enough to have weekly tennis sessions with a coach from Andover Tennis Club. We are also perfecting our rounders skills in our second PE session each week. 



We will be exploring the musical concept of theme and variations and discover how rhythms can translate onto different instruments.



We have been exploring how to face new challenges positively by collecting information, looking for help, making responsible choices and taking action. Throughout the term, we will also look at how there are different kinds of responsibilities, rights and duties at home, at school and in the community.



Our French learning this term will focus on new language content around the topic of 'at the theme park'. We will also revision language associated with food. 



Linked to our World War 2 learning, we have been exploring how Christians believe that Jesus sacrificed his life for the human race and will continue think about how we all make sacrifices in our own lives for others.