Spring Term 2
English - Incredible Sport!
In this unit, the children explore the Big Question: What is the world’s most incredible sport? They will be reading an interactive eBook 'Incredible Sports' to discover information and use this to distinguish between fact and opinion. At the end of this unit, the children will answer the Big Question by planning and writing their own newspaper report.
Maths - Fractions and Decimals During this half of the Spring Term we will be learning about fractions and decimals. During these units we will look at:
Science - Grouping Living Things In this unit the children will be introduced to classification keys. They will find out why scientists need to use classification keys and will learn about some newly discovered species. They will look at different ways of grouping living things and will build up their knowledge of making and using classification keys.
They will start by classifying and identifying familiar items such as classmates or maths shapes but will go on to develop keys to classify a wide variety of living things. They will compare the living things in the northern and southern most parts of the British Isles and compare this to their own location.
The children will collect data about living things in different areas of the school grounds or local area and will present the information in a series of classification keys as a guide to the living things around them.
History - Ancient Egypt In this unit we will look at Ancient Egypt in depth and discuss the achievements of this ancient civilisation. The children will learn about how and where the ancient Egyptians lived, what was important to the daily lives of ancient Egyptians, who Tutankhamun was and how mummies were made, building on their knowledge from Year 3. The children will also learn about how Egyptian people used hieroglyphs to communicate and compare the powers of different gods.