Spring Term

January 2019.

Happy New Year! Welcome back to our Spring Term. We hope you had a lovely Christmas holiday. Here is what we will be learning throughout this term:

English

This term we are using our topic on the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings as our focus for all our English work. We are going to be using ‘Beowulf’ by Michael Morpurgo to develop our story writing skills with the main focus on character descriptions and speech, ‘Anglo Saxon Boy’ to develop our report writing skills enabling us to gather information from a variety of sources and we will also be using the poem ‘The Longboats Story’ to develop our poetry writing skills through the use of riddles and finally performing our own work based upon this poem.

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 through problem solving and reasoning. This term we are covering Further Multiplication and Division, Graphs, Fractions, Time, Decimals and Money.

RE

We are going to be exploring and discussing the topics Jesus the Teacher and Jesus the Saviour this term. We will be doing this through The Way, The Truth and The Life. We will also be taking part in daily Collective Worship sessions which the children will prepare and control.

History

This term our topic is The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings specifically The Struggle for Power. We are going to be looking at the Anglo-Saxon and Viking Timeline and the events that took place during this time. We will be researching and discussing how the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings came to power and the roles that they each took on. 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 Viking 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 Anglo Saxon containers in our DT lessons.

Science

This term we are looking at Animals including Humans – teeth/food chains and All Living Things – classification. 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 North America. We will be taking a virtual ‘trip’ around North America by exploring the different countries, foods and celebrations. We will be using atlases and maps to locate the different countries that form this continent.