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Terms 3 and 4

Welcome back Kestrels!


I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year :)


This term our theme question is 'How dark were the dark ages?' 



Our book this term is Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo. 

'Hear and listen well, and I will tell you a tale that has been told for a thousand years and more. It may be an old story, yet it troubles and terrifies us now as much as it ever did, for we still fear the evil that stalks out there in the darkness and beyond.'




Year 5


  • What is a fraction?
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Fractions greater than 1
  • Improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa
  • Number sequences
  • Compare and order fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions


  • Decimals up to 2 d.p.
  • Decimals as fractions
  • Understand thousandths
  • Rounding decimals
  • Order and compare decimals
  • Understand percentages
  • Percentages as fractions and decimals
  • Equivalent F.D.P.

Year 6


  • Equivalent fractions
  • Simplify fractions
  • Improper fractions to mixed number and vice versa
  • Fractions on number line
  • Compare and order
  • Add and subtract fractions


  • Place value of decimals
  • Understand thousandths
  • Multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000
  • Multiply and divide decimals by integers
  • Decimals as fractions and vice versa


  • Understand percentages
  • Fractions to percentages
  • Equivalent FDP
  • Order FDP
  • Percentage of an amount
  • Percentages – missing values


Theme Learning


Our focus in History this term is the Anglo Saxons. We will be enjoying the following lessons:

Focus on achievements:

  1. Who were the Anglo-Saxons and why did they come to Britain?
  2. How did the Anglo-Saxons rule Britain?
  3. How do we know how the Anglo-Saxons lived?
  4. What was life like in an Anglo-Saxon village?
  5. What impact did Christianity have on the Anglo-Saxons?
  6. Can we really call this period ‘the dark ages’




A fieldwork investigation of our local area’s human and physical geography.

Learning Objectives:

 To identify and describe the main human and physical features of your local area.

 To explore changes in the geography of your local area.



Forces and Light:


  • Different forces act on objects
  • Measure the force of gravity pulling on objects
  • Plan and conduct an investigation into the effects of air resistance
  • Investigate the effects of water resistance
  • Investigate the effect of friction created by different materials
  • Design my own mechanism for a given purpose

LightInvestigation: Making Shadows

  • dark is the absence of light
  • light is reflected from surfaces
  • light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes
  • shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object
  • find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.