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Class Teacher: Mr Tuttlebee
Learning Support and Care Assistant: Mrs Springett
 Concept question - How Does Confict Change The Planet?

The focus for our first half of Autumn Term will be on the impact of World War 2 on our planet. We will look at the reasons behind the war, how it impacted Britain and then in further detail we understand why the Battle of Britain was so successful. In English, we are looking at suspense writing and then looking at biographies and finding out about Winston Churchill. Children will write their own spooky stories and then a biography for a fictitious World War 2 hero/oine. Our Science is all about the planets and our place in the Solar System, looking at what people once believed and about the evidence we know have. We will understand about night and day, linking this into our knowledge of rotation and the Sun. Our PE, is netball and squash.

In maths this term, we will be looking at place value up to 1,000,000, addition and subtraction methods, multiplication and division (factors, prime numbers, square numbers, multiplyinh and dividing by 10/100/1000) and fractions (fraction of an amount, equivalence, improper fractions, mixed number and converting between them).

In English this term we will be writing spooky stories, a biography, a non-chronological report and a structured form of poetry.


The Autumn term is spent understanding about the planets, the Sun, night and day and the phases of the Moon. The second half term is all devoted to Forces, focussing on levers and pulleys, fulcrums and then understand the forces at work on everyday activities. 

Good Night Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian

Our class text for the whole of the Autumn Term, is Good Night Mr Tom.  A heart warming story about the emotional journey of two people from differing lives: one a young, malnourished boy from London, the other a man who has spent much of his life alone. 

Good Night Mr Tom cover

Children will read chapters with an adult, independently, or as part of a pairing. Each day we will focus on one of the following from our V.I.P.E.R.S. (Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Summarising)

Monday - Vocabulary day - We identify new words across the upcoming chapter, and try to work out their meaning.

Tuesday - Reading day - Children will read up a chapter across the thrity minutes, adult help will be provided.

Wednesday - Skill focus - Children will have input into how we find the answers in a text when using one of the V.I.P.E.R.S.

Thursday - Children apply the skill taught from Wednesday, independently now. 

Friday - Children answer a variety of questions across the chapter, focussing on the V.I.P.E.R format

End of the Day: The Haunting of Aveline Jones  by Phil Hickes

" Aveline loves reading ghost stories, so a dreary half term becomes much more exciting when she discovers a spooky old book . . ."

To supplement our writing on suspense, this class novel is hopefully going to inspire the children in their writing, and make them want to pick up more stories like this!



PE Days: Monday (Netball - outdoors) and Tuesday (Squash - indoors)

Homework: Handed out on a Wednesday and returned on the following Monday.

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