Spring Term 1 and 2

English

In the first half the children will be reading 'Friend or Foe' and explore the feelings of the main characters to infer what they may be thinking and feeling during their evacuation from London. Our pupils will find evidence and detail in the text to justify their views. They will consider and explore what the theme ‘friend or foe’ really means, using evidence in the text to justify their answers. They will also compare this text with other, similar texts in the genre and explore standard and non-standard English by looking at different conversations between the characters.

In the second half of the spring term we will be reading the Non-fiction text 'Museum of Fun!'. We will be reading the interactive eBook, scanning and summarising information and relating it to their lives and experiences. We will complete the mission, planning, writing and presenting television adverts to encourage people to visit the museum.


Maths

In the first half of the spring term we will be learning about multiplications, division and fractions. We will be further developing our pupils understanding of multiplication and division and interpreting remainders, drawing on a variety of written methods and applying knowledge of multiples.

During the second half of the spring term we will be learning and developing our pupils understanding of how to find equivalent fractions by simplifying and expanding and how equivalent fractions represent the same number differently. Our pupils will learn to convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions and will learn how to use these in real-life contexts, using pictorial representations to demonstrate their understanding.


Science

In that first half of the spring term we will be exploring how we are able to separate mixtures through evaporation and filtering. We will be focusing on developing our scientific vocabulary by discussing solids, liquids, gases, solutions, sieving, filtering and mixtures. Throughout this unit of work we will be conducting our own investigation into which material dissolves the quickest in water and in oil. We will be writing this up in a scientific format so that our pupils develop their understanding of how investigations are recorded and how the results are presented.

During the second half of the spring term we will move onto our next unit which is Life Cycles. We will learn that plants and animals have life cycles and that reproduction is a part of this cycle. As well as this, we will develop our pupils understanding that each life cycle has distinct stages but that these can vary between species and how important reproduction is to prevent extinction.

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