Autumn Term

As readers, we will use a variety of texts from the school reading spine, as well as a range of non-fiction texts about the Tudors and the natural world. We will also familiarise ourselves with a wider range of fiction genres and poetry.

As writers, we will write a Non-Chronological Report, Recount, Explanation and Descriptive Narrative. Much of the writing will be linked to the Tudors.

As mathematicians, we will learn about place value to 10,000, including rounding to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000. We will learn about Roman numerals and focus on addition and subtraction with 4 digit numbers. In multiplication and division, we will focus on the 3, 6, 9, 7, 11 and 12 x tables. We will also learn about multiplying by 1 and 0 and multiplying by 3 numbers.

As scientists, we will learn to classify and group different living things as well as construct food chains. We will learn how the changing environment can pose dangers to living things.

As geographers, we will use maps and atlases to explore The United Kingdom. We will understand the difference between the UK, Britain and the British Isles. We will also learn counties of England and use directional compass points language to navigate our way through The United Kingdom. We will look at Ordnance Survey maps and learn how to use four-figure grid references.

As historians, we will be learning about the Saxons and how life in Britain changed after the Romans.

As theologians, we will revisit our learning of the Brahaman and samsara as key beliefs. We will look at how Hindus worship in the mandir and in their home. We will explore a number of Hindu festivals such as Diwali and Raksha Bandhan. We will revisit the key beliefs in Islam, Allah and Shariah- the straight path. We will look at Ummah, the Muslim community and its part in the 5 pillars of Islam. We will explore worship and learning in the mosque and community and pilgrimage through the hajj. We will find out how festivals, Eid ul Adha and Eid ul Fitr are celebrated and how celebrations relate to the story of Abraham.

As computer users, we will understand why personal information should be kept private, we can decide whether messages should be opened, and learn about the different security and privacy settings on online environments. Also, we will begin to design our own presentations using Google Slides, including adding our own videos and sounds.

As artists, we will develop our skills in clay, to make sculptures and tiles linked to the Saxon invasion of Britain and the treasures found at Sutton Hoo. We will also use this study to apply our skills in pen and ink patterning, to create Saxon inspired illuminated letters. We will study the work of the artist Andy Warhol and create prints linked to the Sutton Hoo treasures in his style.

As responsible citizens, we will learn about positive relationships. We will discover how we can look after our growing and changing bodies. Also, we will explore how discrimination can hurt people’s feelings, and the importance of democracy and laws. Finally, we will learn about emergencies and how to get help.

As musicians, we will explore Tudor music, both through songs and in listening activities. We will play some music that was composed in Tudor times on our recorders and will start to learn how to play together with hand bells. We will start to learn about staff notation and note values.

As sports people, we will be able to repeat controlled patterns to music with consistency. We will also be working on understanding the rules to IDA dodgeball.

As linguists, we will continue to learn larger numbers, along with asking about birthdays and ages. We also explore and discover more about the festivals and ‘fiestas’ celebrated in Spain and compare them to those we have in the Uk.

As designers, we will create a box to store our favourite things in. We will create a specification and a prototype and from this we will create our final design, make the box and evaluate how it performed.