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Spring Term

English

 

This term, we are exploring the extraordinary journey of Zoe, a young girl who has been separated from her parents in a world where the water is rising and there is danger around every corner. She may be a loner but it won't be possible to survive this journey alone!

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Maths

 

Fractions, decimals and percentages: Building on our knowledge from last term, we will be looking at how we solve problems using the 4 operations. We will investigate different theories using reasoning skills and develop a range of methods, aiming for the most efficient and accurate approach to finding the answer.

 

Measure: Our number and fraction skills will be incredibly useful as we explore the world of measure. We will look at a range of different forms of measure, including length, mass and time. Building in real life contexts will help secure a deeper understanding and explore measure in range of different contexts.

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Science

 

Habitats: This term, we will be learning about the different types of habitats and how animals have adapted over time to fit their environments. During the topic, we will explore the findings of Carl Linneaus, the man responsible for introducing the classification system for the millions of different species in the world.

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Geography

 

What are similarities between Port Sunlight and Chembakolli?
Using a range of geography skills, we will explore what it is like to grow up in a village in a developing country compared to a developed country. This will include atlas skills, profile research and exploring the local environments.

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Computing

 

Does technology help collect data? We will be using a set of data loggers to collect data on light, sound and temperature. We will look at why it is important to collect data and real life examples of where it could be used. It is a good opportunity to apply our scientific investigation and mathematic skills.

RE

 

Do all marriages look the same? We will look at how different cultures and religions celebrate their 'special day' - Does everyone exchange rings? Where other than a church can you hold the ceremony? Is a wedding cake essential? These are just a couple of the questions we will explore.

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Art

Does architecture count as a form of art? If you ever take the time to explore the buildings around you, you will discover a whole range of buildings and each has been designed by an architect. We will look at some of the most famous buildings in the world and find out whether we believe this is a form of art.

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Music

 

We all know that music is a way of expressing ourselves; whether we feel happy, sad, annoyed or relaxed, there is a piece of music out there to express that. In our topic this half term, we will look to take that a step further and find out whether we can express a story with only the use of music and movement. How would you make the calming noise of rain compared to building suspense? The choice of instrument and how you play it are going to make all the different.

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