• We will be learning how to: 
    • Use and apply arithmetic calculations;
    • Solve multi-step problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division;
    • Perform mental calculations with increasing confidence and speed;
    • Construct and interpret a range of charts and graphs, with a range of scales;
    • Use simple formulae to solve missing number problems or equations;
    • Consolidate understanding of fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents;
    • Solve problems that are linked to real-life contexts (e.g. time, money, discounts or organising events).
  • During Reading and Literacy Lessons we will be reading the following texts: A Candle in the Dark and Rose Blanche. We will also be analysing a wide range of real-life war letters, diary entries and records and using these as a stimulus for our writing.We will explore the following writing genres over the term:


    • Diary entries
    • Newspaper reports
    • Letter Writing
    • Story Narrative


    Children will also have focussed grammar and spelling lessons which will link to our WW2 theme and be based around: structuring complex sentences; using commas to clarify meaning; using hyphens, semi colons and colons; using paragraphs to organise ideas and identifying our different tenses (simple/perfect/progressive).


Living things and their habitats

We will be describing how living things are classified into broad groups according to common characteristics and based on similarities and differences. We will also give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.


Evolution and Inheritance

We will be learning about how living things have changed over time and that living things produce offspring of the same kind. We will be able to identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment.

  • We will be conducting a local study of life in Southwark during World War II. We will be exploring life in Britain after 1948, including: ordering events on a timeline and researching significant individuals and their impact.

We will be creating case studies based on North America, researching: countries within North America, physical features, the varied climates, differing time zones and population.

  • We will be exploring and analysing the works of Claude Monet and creating impressionist art. We will also be designing and sewing a cushion.
  • We will be focusing on technology and will develop a better understanding of the internet. We will also be learning about robot/ sensors.
  • We will be continuing to refine our skills playing the ukulele in preparation for a performance.
  • We will be focusing on the transition to Secondary school and how our bodies and feelings transition as we get older.

We will be continuing with Judo. We will be starting Tag Rugby and Rounders and will be swimming later in the term.

  • We will be continuing our studies around Judaism and will also be learning about Sikhism.
  • Spanish- Describing a town in the present and past tense.

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