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Autumn

Topic

Pharaohs!

        Our topic until the end of Autumn term is Pharaohs. Throughout this topic we will learn all about primary and secondary sources and how this helps us to discover Ancient Egyptian life. We will put our art skills to the test to create an ancient Egyptian tomb and design and construct death masks.

      Additionally, we will be developing our geography skills through map work and exploring the climate of the country.

 

English

 

      In English, we will be studying ‘Quest of the Gods’ which links with our topic. This will be the text we will learn to develop our story writing skills – particularly our descriptive writing and writing for suspense.

      We will be learning and practicing paragraphing, using adverbial openers and apostrophes for possession and contraction.

      For our non-fiction work, we will be writing non-chronological reports about the Pharaohs we have researched.

Maths

 

       In Maths, we will be learning about place value for 4 and 5 digit numbers. We will be applying this in our addition and subtraction calculations, and our bar model work, and our data work by interpreting information in tables.

      We will also work on our multiplication and division skills; getting to know multiples, factors and prime numbers, as well as learning and practicing our written calculations.

      Then we will move on to learning about decimal place value and apply this to our measures work.

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