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War and Remembrance

Autumn Term 1 War and Remembrance



We will be embarking on the new Power Maths scheme, looking at number, Place value, addition and subtraction as well as multiplication and division.  As  part of the maths curriculum, we will be focusing on applying understanding of mathematical concepts in reasoning and problem solving questions.  We will be continuing to have the times table challenge league throughout the year.


In both writing and guided reading, we will be studying Michael Morpurgo's 'War Horse.' We will explore the book, write diaries and create a scene from the book as a play script. We will also be composing war poems, influenced by some of the most famous war poets of the First World War. In addition we will be using the new Let's Think in English scheme to help develop speaking and listening skills alongside written pieces.


We will be exploring the history of the First World War, the role of women and the impact of the war on society. We will explore the music of the period and create art that links to iconic silhouette images for the First World War. We will also discuss the the relevance and importance of Remembrance Day.


Our science focus this half term is electricity. We will be looking at how circuits work as well as drawing and creating our own circuits. Links will be made to the importance of electricity in the First World War and how it was used.


In RE, we will be using the Understanding Christianity syllabus to explore the question 'What does it mean of God is holy and loving?' As well as discussing the personal impact of our school value for the half term in class assemblies.


This year I have created a BookFlix screen for the children to browse different age related books to develop a love of reading. The BookFlix screen can be accessed by clicking on the link and opening the slideshow in the Power Point document. If they see a book that interests them, the blurbs for the books will be available in class, but I would also encourage them to research the book on Amazon to see if it might interest them. I will be endeavouring, over the year, the ensure all the books are in available to borrow from the class library, as well as adding to the collection.
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