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In English we will be exploring several genres this term. We will be finishing and publishing our narratives based upon a pickpocket from the book we have studied in class - The Promise. After this, we will delve into some non-fiction writing and we will be looking at balanced arguments based around the plea of the suffragettes from the 19th century. Alongside our writing, we will continue to practise our statutory spellings on a weekly basis as well as studying a broad range of grammar and punctuation objectives that will enhance our writing skills further.
In Maths we will continue to build on our fraction knowledge and skills and make connections with decimals and percentages. We will calculate and solve problems involving decimal numbers and convert fractions to decimals. We will also calculate percentages of numbers and then progress to ordering fractions, decimals and percentages.
As Geographers we will be carrying out a local area study of Stockport and the surrounding area. Using atlases, maps and digital maps we will be looking at how the geographical features of the area allowed the area to evolve and change over the last 250 years.
As Historians we will be examining crime and punishment across the ages. We will explore the reasons why people committed crimes in the different eras we have studied throughout KS2. We will look at how crime was dealt with prior to the establishment of a police force and understand how crime is dealt with in Britain today. Following this, we will look at crime and punishment across the world and will be able to justify our own opinion on justice.
As Scientists we will be building upon our knowledge of the human body. We will use investigations and observations to discover how the human circulatory system works. We will examine the function of the heart, blood vessels and blood and discuss the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the human body. In Spring 2, we will be learning about electricity. We will continue to develop our skills as scientists and carry out investigations to explore the role of components in a circuit.
As Computer specialists (in Computing) we will be using digital maps to create a geotrail around our local area. We will learn what a geotrail is; evaluate a range of geotrails, consider the audience that will use our geotrail and create image, sound and video content.
As Artists we will be focusing on the work of landscape designer Lancelot Capability Brown. We will be creating aesthetically appealing 3D landscape models and will make independent choices over the materials that are incorporated in the design.
In RE our question is: 'Is it better to express your religion in arts and
architecture or in charity and generosity?' We will notice, list and explain similarities and differences between Christian and Muslim sacred buildings; discuss Muslim and Christian ideas about the importance of being generous and charitable; compare Christian and Muslim ideas about art (e.g. contrasting views on presenting or not presenting God or people in art). Finally, we will discuss and and weigh up which has greater impact – art or charity?
As Engineers (in DT) we will be designing a game that incorporates an electrical system. We will apply our understanding of computing to program, monitor and control our products using BBC Micro-Bit.
Here are some websites that you might find useful:
https://satscompanion.com/ (log in provided by class teacher)