Mrs. Johnson is our class teacher.

Welcome to our Class Page! Here, you can find out information about current topics and units and have the opportunity to see some of our Learning in Action.

Please click on the link below and take a look at our curriculum map to see what we will be learning about this year:

With the cold, bitter weather upon us, below is a list of activities for your child to complete, if there is a school closure due to sever weather.

**Important Information**

Homework is an essential part of your child’s learning, children are expected to read every day and complete a Maths and Spelling activity each week. = Homework will be given out on a Friday and must be returned on the following Friday. Remember, if you bring in your homework you will earn a dojo point!

PE will take place every week on Monday. Please ensure your child has their full kit in school on this day in order to be prepared for the lesson and to receive a class dojo point.

Children will have a music lesson every Tuesday with a specialist music teacher.

**Top Tips**

*Read together.

*Discuss the meaning of the text.

*Keep practicing times tables

*Practice using maths in real-life situations e.g. reading timetables, money and telling the time.

*Make sure your child goes to sleep at a reasonable time.

*Encourage independence.

*Practice their spellings with them, help children to find the best strategy for them. Here are some spelling game ideas:

__Spring Term__

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__English__

We are going to be writing our own stories based on some of the characters from The Bogey Men and the Trolls Next Door. The story is written in Narrative Verse. After writing our stories, we will be writing an explanation text explaining a pupil’s life at stage school (based on a radio interview).

After half term we will be writing a playscript based on the characters from Rumpelstiltskin.

__Maths__

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__Year 4:__

__Multiplication and Division__

- recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12
- use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together 3 numbers
- recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations
- multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout
- solve problems involving multiplying and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two-digit numbers by 1 digit, integer scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as n objects are connected to m objects

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__Fractions__

- recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions
- count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by 100 and dividing tenths by 10
- solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number
- add and subtract fractions with the same denominator
- recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundreds
- recognise and write decimal equivalents to , ,
- find the effect of dividing a one- or two-digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths
- round decimals with 1 decimal place to the nearest whole number
- compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to 2 decimal places
- solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to 2 decimal places

__Measurement__

- convert between different units of measure [for example, kilometre to metre; hour to minute]
- measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure (including squares) in centimetres and metres
- find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares
- estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence
- read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks
- solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes, minutes to seconds, years to months, weeks to days

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__Geometry __

- compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes
- identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to 2 right angles by size
- identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes presented in different orientations
- complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry

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__Year 5:__

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__Multiplication and Division__

- identify multiples and factors, including finding all factor pairs of a number, and common factors of 2 numbers
- know and use the vocabulary of prime numbers, prime factors and composite (non-prime) numbers
- establish whether a number up to 100 is prime and recall prime numbers up to 19
- multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a one- or two-digit number using a formal written method, including long multiplication for two-digit numbers
- multiply and divide numbers mentally, drawing upon known facts
- divide numbers up to 4 digits by a one-digit number using the formal written method of short division and interpret remainders appropriately for the context
- multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1,000
- recognise and use square numbers and cube numbers, and the notation for squared (²) and cubed (³)
- solve problems involving multiplication and division, including using their knowledge of factors and multiples, squares and cubes
- solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and a combination of these, including understanding the meaning of the equals sign
- solve problems involving multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates

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__Fractions__

- compare and order fractions whose denominators are all multiples of the same number
- identify, name and write equivalent fractions of a given fraction, represented visually, including tenths and hundredths
- recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements > 1 as a mixed number [for example, + = = 1 ]
- add and subtract fractions with the same denominator, and denominators that are multiples of the same number
- multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams
- read and write decimal numbers as fractions [for example, 0.71 = ]
- recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents
- round decimals with 2 decimal places to the nearest whole number and to 1 decimal place
- read, write, order and compare numbers with up to 3 decimal places
- solve problems involving number up to 3 decimal places
- recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per 100’, and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal fraction
- solve problems which require knowing percentage and decimal equivalents of , , , , and those fractions with a denominator of a multiple of 10 or 25

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__Geometry__

Pupils should be taught to:

- identify 3-D shapes, including cubes and other cuboids, from 2-D representations
- know angles are measured in degrees: estimate and compare acute, obtuse and reflex angles
- draw given angles, and measure them in degrees (°)
- identify:
- angles at a point and 1 whole turn (total 360°)
- angles at a point on a straight line and half a turn (total 180°)
- other multiples of 90°
- use the properties of rectangles to deduce related facts and find missing lengths and angles
- distinguish between regular and irregular polygons based on reasoning about equal sides and angle

__Science__

__Forces:__

We will:

explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object

- identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces
- recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.

__Properties of Materials:__

We will:

- compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, ncluding their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets
- know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe howto recover a substance from a solution
- use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating
- give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic
- demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes
- explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda.

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__International Primary Curriculum – They Made A Difference__

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Our International Primary Curriculum topic is They Made A Difference.

__Art Learning Goals__

We will:

- Know how a number of artists – including some from their home country and the host country – use forms, materials and processes to suit their purpose
- Know about some of the work of artists in the host country
- Be able to use art as a means of self expression
- Be able to choose materials and techniques which are appropriate for their task
- Be able to explain their own work in terms of what they have done and why
- Be able to talk about works of art, giving reasons for their opinions

__History Learning Goals__

We will:

- Know about the main events, dates and characteristics of the past societies they have studied
- Know about the lives of people in those periods
- Be able to give some reasons for particular events and changes
- Be able to gather information from simple sources
- Be able to use their knowledge and understanding to answer simple questions about the past and about changes
- 07 Understand that the past can be considered in terms of different time periods
- 08 Understand that the past has been recorded in a variety of different ways

__International Learning Goals__

We will:

- Know about some of the similarities and differences between the different home countries and between them and the host country
- Know about ways in which these similarities and differences affect the lives of people
- Be able to identify activities and cultures which are different from but equal to their own

__Music Learning Goals__

__We will:__

- Be able to recognise and explore the ways that sounds can be organised and used expressively
- Be able to perform simple pieces rhythmically using a limited range of notes
- Be able to choose sounds and instruments which are appropriate for their task

__Society Learning Goals__

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- Know that different groups have different purposes
- Know that people within groups have different outlooks, characteristics and purposes
- Know that they have rights and responsibilities
- Know that people in different countries have different traditions, celebrations and ways of living
- Understand that celebrations are influenced by a variety of factors including beliefs and history

__Autumn Curriculum__

__English __

Firstly, this term, we are going to be reading and exploring stories with a dilemma; we will then plan and write our own story. We are going to writing an information about ‘gadgets’ and will be discussing Big Questions such as: Are gadgets always good to have?

__Maths__

This term we will be accessing fluency, reasoning and problem solving activities for the following learning objectives:

**Autumn 1 – **

Place Value

- Number – Place Value Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9. 25 and 1000. Find 1000 more or less than a given number. Count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1000000.
- Recognise the place value of each digit in a four digit number (thousands, hundreds, tens and ones) Order and compare numbers beyond 1000 Read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1000000 and determine the value of each digit.

- Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.
- Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000 Round any number up to 1000000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, 10000 and 100000
- Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers. Solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above.
- Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers. Interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers including through zero.
- Read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of zero and place value. Read Roman numerals to 1000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals.

Number- Addition and Subtraction

- Add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers.

- Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate. Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits, including using formal written methods (columnar addition and subtraction) Use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy.
- Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation.
- Solve addition and subtraction two step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why. Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.

**Science **

__Living Things and Their Habitats__

Pupils should be taught to:

- describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
- describe the life process of reproduction in some plants and animals

__Earth and Space__

- describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system
- describe the movement of the Moon relative the Earth
- describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
- use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night.
**IPC – The Rainforest**Rainforests once covered 14% of our world’s surface. Now they cover less than 5%. Every second, an area of the rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed. Some scientists believe that, if we lose our rainforests, we might put our whole planet at risk. What will we do to help save the rainforest?

__Explaining the Theme__

__In Geography, we’ll be finding out:__

__The Big Idea__

- About where rainforests are in the world
- Which rainforest products we use in our everyday lives
- About the lives of rainforest people and how they compare with our own
- How and why the rainforest is being destroyed
- Discovering the ways that people are trying to save the rainforest

__In Art, we’ll be finding out:__

- About rainforest body art and painting our faces in a similar style
- How we can use art to create a rainforest scene

__In Technology, we’ll be finding out:__

- How to plan and make our own tropical fruit drink

__In International, we’ll be finding out:__

How different countries and organisations are helping to save our rainforests

**Our Learning in Action**