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Welcome back after half term. The build up to Christmas begins.


Our curriculum focus this half term will be:



Mental multiplication/division, written division, number and place value, written subtraction, measures/data, fractions, written multiplication and negative numbers, 



we will be using conjunctions to create compound and complex sentences, expanded noun phrases, brackets, dashes, commas, semi colons, colons and hyphens. 


Writing- we will be looking at biographies and autobiographies, instructions and explanations and classic poems. 


We will be looking at different spelling rules and patterns every week then will be tested on the rule each week. However children will need to learn the rule as no spellings will be sent out to practise.


Week 1:  suffix ending 'ancy' e.g. truancy, vacancy

Week 2:  suffix ending 'ency' e.g. urgency, frequency

Week 3: suffix ending 'ation' e.g. observation, rotation

Week 4: suffix ending 'ise' e.g. turquoise, improvise

week 5: suffix ending 'ify' e.g. classify, identify

week 6: suffix ending 'ate' e.g. accommodate, communicate

week 7: prefix 'dis' e.g. disgusting, discussion.




In this unit children will have compared and grouped together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, response to magnets and electrical and thermal conductivity. They will have given reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular use of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic.



World War Two.

I can explain why World War II began and order events from early World War II on a timeline.

I can write a letter in role as an evacuee from World War II.

I can describe how people’s diets were different during World War II and answer questions about the implementation of rationing.

I can find out about women’s wartime jobs and describe what they entailed in detail.

I can explain what the Holocaust was and describe some events that happened.

I can describe what happened during some key events from World War II and order events on a timeline.

Consider how strong design & properties of materials were used to create air raid shelters.





Lessons take place on Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings (with Mr. Beck, Mr. Clarke and Mrs Saxon).

Please ensure FULL PE kit including suitable footwear is in school on these days, particularly if it has been home for washing or used in an after-school sports activity.

Long hair should be tied back and earrings either removed or taped over for safety.


Guided Reading

Each group will have three guided reading sessions each week. These books won’t be sent home as they will be needed at school. However the children will have a book from the school library to take home as it is imperative that children are reading for pleasure and continuing to develop their reading and comprehension skills (bring to school on a Tuesday to be changed every two weeks).


Home Learning Challenge

Why do people go to the Mediterenean for their holidays? To be returned on Monday 17th December. 


Maths homework

Please see the links below for the different online games focusing on multiplication and division. 



Children will be able to choose a book from the school library and will be changed every two weeks, usually on a Tuesday. Please endeavour to complete the schools reading record and leave a comment every time you read your book.


Don't forget to check out the schools twitter page for regular updates and information.



Mr. Beck and Mrs Saxon 

November 2017

Spanish Eyes using percussion

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