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Our Spring Term Learning




This term will continue our work on fraction, decimal and percentages, learning all three are interchangeable. 



In English we will build on our place value of grammar work by developing our descriptive writing within characterising speech. We will complete a unit on non-chronological reports before completing the term with some poetry.


Religious Education

We will begin the term gaining an in-depth understanding of the story of the birth of Christ from the Gospel of Matthew and Luke. We will explore some images of Christ found in the prologue of John’s Gospel. Following this, children will learn some of the traditional prayers of the church and learn the signs and actions associated with prayer. During Lent, children will develop their knowledge of prayer, fasting and almsgiving as the three main Catholic obligations during Lent.



This term, we will learn the main parts of the circulatory system and describe their functions. We will learn the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function and be able to describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.



We will be learning about the effects of WW2 on the Home Front. We will learn about what life was like for evacuees and understand how propaganda was used during the war.



We will be learning about Fairtrade and sustainability. We will learn about less developed countries and inequality around the world.



We will study how music helps the world to be a better place. We will study our musician of the month alongside composition and appraisal.



We will learn about Leonardo Da Vinci; a sculptor, an architect, a poet, a composer, a scientist, a mathematician and an inventor. We will learn about his inspirations and will critique his most famous works. We will learn how to represent subject matter truthfully and show the subject as realistic.



We will be using Purple Mash to improve our data handling skills and beginning to write formulae for large calculations.



Our PE will be on Monday and Tuesday each week, we will be looking at dynamic balance and gymnastics.



Our work this term will focus initially on telling the time in Spanish and then saying what we like to do at weekends. We will then build both of these ideas together to form longer sentences.



We will be creating steady hand games focusing on electrical circuits.