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English and Maths


Spring Term English


Throughout the term, we will be studying two core class novels: ‘Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief’ linked to our vehicle on Greek Legacy, and ‘Boy in the Tower’ by Polly Yo-Hen, which reflects on health and well-being, linking to our work on the Olympics, mental-health and fitness in PE.  We will be writing our own battle scene, explanations texts, biographies and poetry throughout the units.



We will also be celebrating the world of poetry using ‘The Lost Words’ picture books as a stimulus during World Book Week.




Spring Term Maths


The spring term will start with a unit on multiplication, the children will be learning new methods of multiplying 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers by a 2-digit number using long multiplication and the grid method. We will then move on to dividing 4-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers using the bus stop methods. Following this, we will move on to fractions, decimals and percentages. The children will be building on their knowledge from previous years and applying this to new contexts. The children will be learning about equivalent fractions, ordering and comparing fractions, adding and subtractions with different denominators, multiplying fractions by whole numbers, finding fractions of amounts and  problem-solving involving fractions. By the end of the unit, the children will be masters of fractions and make confident links to their decimal and percentage equivalents!



Power Maths topics to be followed this term:

Unit 7 - Multiplication and division (2)

Unit 8 - Fractions (1)

Unit 9 - Fractions (2)

Unit 10 - Fractions (3)

Unit 11 - Decimals and Percentages.