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Autumn 2

Our topic this half term is Misty Mountains Sierra

Mighty mountains peak above the morning mists, imposing and eternal, rocky outcrops at their feet. Discover how these giants formed, as a fold or a block, a dome or a plateau. Follow the water cycle’s course from peak to valley and meet the exceptional tribes of the hostile Himalayas. Then plan a mountain expedition from the BMC that is eco-friendly and safe as can be. But beware, look out! What’s that by that tree? It’s footprints are huge! Have we found the ...Yeti?!

Maths

       This half term we will be using our number and place value knowledge to solve problems. We will also be developing more formal methods for multiplication and division.

       Throughout the half term we will be working on fractions and finding fractions of amounts and begin to look at equivalent fractions.

       Alongside this we will be learning our 6 times tables and corresponding division facts through daily activities.

English

          We are reading The Hobbit, to link with our topic, and using this to inspire our writing this half term. We will be focusing on developing our story writing skills, with a focus on speech and sentence openers. After that, we will be writing our own voyage and return stories in the style of J.R Tolkien.

       For our non-fiction focus, we will be looking at non-chronological reports and writing our own on dragons. Our key writing focus for non-fiction is to use conjunctions (e.g. and, but, because, so, if, when) to add extra detail to our sentences.

 

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