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Our Topic will be Swords and Sovereigns.


In English, we will be looking at the book 'The Paper Bag Princess' and writing a newspaper report about a dragon sighting in school!  Throughout the term, we will continue to embed  capital letters and full stops, while learning to use past tense verbs and adjectives.   


In Maths, we will begin the term developing our understanding of place value within 20 and challenging ourselves to compare and order 2 digit numbers.  We will continue our learning of addition and subtraction to 20, using a range of practical resources and methods to support us.  Later in the Spring term, we will explore place value to 50 and begin comparing and measuring lengths, height, mass and volume using standard (cm) and non standard units of measure (cubes). 


As Historians we will be learning about one of the biggest revolts our country has ever seen! We will be learning all about Guy Fawkes and his involvement in the Gunpowder plot, an unsuccessful plan to blow up Westminster Palace with King James I and Parliament inside. 


As Scientists we will learn all about materials.   We will be developing our vocabulary associated with different materials and will be using this to link to our topic work. We will also be developing our investigative skills by researching what would be the best materials to make a flag for our castles.


As Computer specialists (in Computing) we will be learning how to log on to our individual chrome books.  Using celebration cards as our inspiration, We will learn how to use a keyboard to add text and begin to format and create images to add to the designs of our own celebration cards. 


In DT we will be exploring and using mechanisms.  We will look closely how a drawbridge works and how they are made.  This will help us design, make and modify our own working drawbridge for our castle.


As Artists we will be exploring textures to use in our own collage. Using the artist  Eileen Downes as our inspiration, we will focus on how we can create different textures to use as a layer in our collage.


In RE we will continue our work from Autumn 2, exploring the question, 'Who is a Christian and what do they believe? What makes some places sacred?'.





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