Autumn Term

September 2018.

Hello and welcome to a new school year.

English

This term we are using our topic on the Romans as our focus for all of our English work. We are going to be using ‘Romans on the Rampage’ to develop our story writing skills, ‘Avoid Being a Roman Soldier’ to develop our persuasive writing skills and we will also be looking at the work of Edward Lear and using the poem ‘Boudicca The Warrior Queen’ to develop our poetry writing skills.

Maths

We will be continuing with our daily counting, which will involve us practicing our times tables that we will be tested on that week, and our weekly problem solving lesson. We are continuing to use Singapore Maths which helps to deepen the children’s understanding of different mathematical concepts and methods. This term we are covering Number to 10 000, Addition and Subtraction within 10 000, and Multiplication and Division.

RE

We are going to be exploring and discussing the topics The Bible and Trust in God this term. We will be doing this through The Way, The Truth and The Life. We will also be experiencing World Faith Week.

History

This term our topic is The Romans specifically Boudicca’s Rebellion. We are going to be looking at the Roman Timeline and the events that took place to lead to Boudicca’s Rebellion. We will be looking closely at artefacts and using critical thinking to explore how and why things happened during this time.

Art and DT

We are looking at Roman Artefacts and art and will be creating our own version of these. We will be using a variety of different skills throughout this term. We will also be exploring our Science topic of Electricity further during our DT sessions.

Science

This term we are looking at Sound and Electricity. We will be exploring these two topics in detail which will enable us to plan and take part in a variety of experiments where we will also have to use our predictive and conclusive skills.

Geography

We are learning about UK Mapping Skills. We will be looking at which countries make up the United Kingdom and where this is on a world map. We will be using our navigational skills to explore different parts of Hattersley, looking at how things have changed over the years. We will also be using the Bee-Bots to help us with our directional skills.