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Term 2

Where did the Vikings come from?

This term in Theme, we will be exploring the topic of the Vikings.

 

In Geography we will be 'Exploring Scandanavia', which will include us locating, studying changes, researching and comparing life there to ours in the UK.

 

In History we will be discussing ‘Vikings vs. Anglo Saxons’. We will draw upon our existing knowledge of the Anglo Saxons, as we compare their life to that of the Vikings. As well as comparing settlements, we will be exploring famous battles and invasions and looking at their impact on England.

 

 

Scandanavian Artwork will be our focus for the term in art/DT. We will be looking at a range of different styles and practising how to re-create them ourselves!

 

 

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Term 3: Science

This term in Science, we will be exploring 'Sound'! We have lots of exciting investigations planned, to allow us to understand how and why we hear things. We will be looking at:

 

- How sounds vary. 

- Sounds are made from vibrations. 

- Why do sounds get fainter? 

- Volume of sound can vary due to energy. 

- How we hear things. 

 

Term 4: Science

 

This term in Science, we will be exploring 'Teeth and the digestive system'! We will be looking at:

 

- What is inside a tooth.

- What types of teeth we have.

- How we digest food and the role teeth play in it.

 

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English

In English, we will be reading 'Viking Boy by Tony Bradman'. We will
be planning, editing and writing some pieces of writing inspired by the thrilling story line!

 

We will concentrate on persuasive writing techniques in Term 4, as we plan and write a travel brochure. The travel brochure will be persuading readers to book a holiday to one of the Scandinavian countries!
 

Our Guided Reading sessions will explore a wide range of texts - some sessions will be directly linked to our class text, whilst some will be chosen from other exciting sources.

 

We will continue to cover all aspects of Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG). We will focus on any new content at the beginning of a new piece of writing, then continue to revise aspects throughout each writing journey!

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Maths

In maths, both years 5 and 6 will be consolidating the work they have done with fractions, before moving on to look at Percentages and Decimals! We will have regular times table practise during maths starters as we continue to work towards achieving our times table challenges each Friday!

 

Term 4 Maths

 

Year 5 are working through fractions this term with Miss Brown. 

  • compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number
  • identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths
  • recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number [for example,  +  =  = 1  ]
  • add and subtract fractions with the same denominator, and denominators that are multiples of the same number
  • multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams
     

Year 6 are working through measurement and shape with Miss Paul and Mrs Hoare.

  • recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa
  • recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes
  • calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles
  • calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cubic centimetres (cm³) and cubic metres (m³), and extending to other units [for example, mm³ and km³]
  • draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles
  • recognise, describe and build simple 3-D shapes, including making nets
  • compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons
  • illustrate and name parts of circles, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius
  • recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles
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