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Summer term


Fantastic beasts and where to find them.

In summer term we will be studying an extended topic. We will be learning about different myths and legends from all around the world. We will be mapping myths and creating timelines to show the evolution of stories over time. We will also compare different myths from around the world and see what we can learn from them. 

In Spring 2 we will be learning about the physical and human geography of North America, and we will then use that knowledge to compare a region of America to a Region or the UK. We will also be reading the book "Holes" by Louis Sachar which is set in TEXAS, USA. 

Spring term 1:


In Spring 1 we will be learning about Shackleton's polar adventures. We will explore the human and physical geography of these areas and plot his journey on a map. 


Autumn Term 2:


In Autumn 2, we will be learning about space and the planets in our solar system. We will explore the order of planets as well as some of the environments on different planets. 



Autumn 1:

In Autumn 1 we will be learning about the book "Brightstorm" by Vashi Hardy. Through this book we will be learning about Maps, longditude and latitude and some of the different climates found around the world. 






TypeDay SetDay DueExpectations
ReadingEvery dayEvery dayEvery child should spend an average of 15 minutes reading daily.  We ask that that the book title, page numbers and a small comment are recorded via Class Dojo each day.  They can complete this themselves, we just ask that you check to ensure they are reading each day and try to ask them questions about their book to help them retain key details. 
MathsEvery dayEvery dayThe children will be assigned Maths shed challenges that they can work on at home throughout the week. 
Times TablesFridayFriday

The children will each be set a times table to practise during the week, ready for a test the following Friday.  It is very important that they continue to practise the quick recall of their tables even after they have completed their 12 times table.  Times Tables Rockstars is the recommended way to practise and is lots of fun!






Children will be taught spellings using the Read, Write, Inc spelling scheme. This focuses on explicit teaching in class. Children will have words to log and learn (Practice at home) each week in their reading records. 
Topic/English  The children are invited to share their topic homework via Class Dojo to celebrate with the other children in class.  We can't wait to see the results of the hard work you have put in!



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