In English we will be writing our own autobiography. We will read a variety of autobiographies written in the past including Roald Dahl (boy) and Anne Frank’s Diary. We will respond to and ask questions about the text to develop our comprehension skills. Looking at the use of language will help us to create our own success criteria for what makes a good autobiography

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We will also be doing a lot of work on Grammar. We will focus on fronted adverbials, how suffixes and prefixes affect the meaning of words and we will be exploring homophones.

In our final unit of this half term we will be looking at poetry and working towards performing our own poems to the class.

 

In mathematics our main focus will be on multiplication and division.

We will learn to

  • recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables,
  • write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods.
  • Solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division, including positive integer scaling problems and correspondence problems.

 

In RE we are studying a unit on Christianity; we will describe how Christians show their beliefs about God the Trinity in worship (in baptism and prayer, for example) and the way they live. We will start by looking at water and why it is such a strong symbol in the Christian faith. We’ll identify the difference between a ‘Gospel’, which tells the story of the life and teaching of Jesus, and a letter.  By the end of the unit we will be able to make links between some Bible texts studied and the idea of God in Christianity, expressing clearly some ideas of our own about what the God of Christianity is like.

 

Creative Curriculum (Topic):

Who’s that waving axes and brandishing swords? It’s the Saxons invading Britain’s shores! During this half term, we will be learning all about the Saxons and Vikings. We’ll find out about key dates to develop and locate Viking invasion sites.  We’ll make Saxon motifs and carefully carve Viking runes using clay tools.  We will undertake historical research and learn about the everyday lives of the Saxons and Vikings. We’ll research Viking beliefs and take part in a scrumptious Viking feast. At the end of the project, we’ll reflect on what it would have been like to be a child during these troubled times.

Links & Resources
St Chad's Church of England Primary Academy Northolme Avenue West Park Leeds West Yorkshire LS16 5QR Telephone: 0113 274 7110 Email: katy.dixon@stchadsprimary.net Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House Abbey Grange C of E Academy Butcher Hill Leeds LS16 5EA Telephone: 0113 275 7877 Email: enquiries@abbeytrust.org
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