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What we are doing

This term our topic in geography and history is The Arrival. We will be learning about settlement and migration and why people migrate. We will also be learning about the British Empire and how that affects us today.


Our writing will be linked to our topic learning as we are learning how to write a recount and diary entry, based on the book The Journey by Francesca Sanna. We will learn about the features of a recount and about the writing techniques used in one during our Writer's Toolkit lessons before we write our own recount as a character from The Journey to join our ever growing Sycamore Class writing folder which the children enjoy reading during reading for pleasure time.


In maths, we are beginning the term learning about fractions. Times tables knowledge is essential when understanding and manipulating fractions so extra practise with your child will benefit them hugely. We will then be moving on to learning about the formal written methods of multiplication and division before learning about decimals and percentages.


In science, we will be learning about forces and what affects them. We will be carrying out lots of investigations into different types of forces to help us understand them. In the second half term, we are learning about life cycles of plants and animals. We will be growing our own plants from seeds and cuttings. The children will be using different types of scientific enquiry to investigate life cycles and compare them.