TOPIC - Highway Man

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  • Number and place value, using this knowledge to solve problems- e.g. “I am buying a new flat. It was for sale for £215,000 but the price has gone up by £1000. How much does it cost now?”

  • Addition and Subtraction

  • Length, perimeter, area and volume

  • Properties of a Shape- 2D & 3D

  • Multiplication and division – to understand cubed numbers, for example, 2³ = 2 x 2 x 2 = 8; relate to volume and cm³.

  • Fractions/ decimals/percentages

  • Units of measurement and statistics

We will be applying the different methods to solve “real life” word problems.

For the first 2 weeks we will finish off the unit ‘The Titanic,’ by ending it with a debate: Who is To Blame?

We will study the poem ‘Highway Man.’ We will examine the stylistic devices and write our own version of the poem.

Our grammar work will focus on sentence clause and variation – for example, children will be able to identify the relative clause in the following sentence: “Rachel liked the new chair, which was extremely comfortable, even though her father did not agree”

Earth and Space:

  • Describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the Sun in the solar system

  • Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth

  • Describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies

  • Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky

We will be learning about the Highway Man, placing specific events on a timeline important to 18th century Britain.

We will also be learning about the author of this poem, Alfred Noyes.

We will use atlases, globes, maps and plans at a range of scales and use appropriate geographical vocabulary when finding important places linked to ‘Highway Man.’

Both Art and DT will be linked with our topic on The Highway Man and 18th century Britain.

In Art we will be printing and creating patterns and in DT we will be cooking 18th Century food!

  • Coding

  • Work systematically through a program to find errors

  • Return to the original intention or algorithm to review the outcome.

Ukulele – songs linked with our Thematic and Science work.

We will be following the Paths Plus Scheme that enables children to use and understand their emotions.



We will be learning about Buddhism, their beliefs and their practises.

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