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Term 1

In Maths this term, we have been firming up our place value knowledge and having fun as we master and articulate our knowledge and understanding.  



English - Speaking and Listening

Religious Education (RE)

Just because we can, does it mean we should?

Within our lessons, we are drawing upon our knowledge and understanding of different religious beliefs to examine different moral dilemmas.


Which element of music is more important?

Developing our aural recognition of different instruments, we are developing our understanding of what different time signatures sound like so that we are able to listen to and appraise music. By doing this, and listening to different vocal pieces – which range from medieval to modern – we will explore the big question: which element of music is more important?


Comment vas-tu à l'école?

Within our French unit, we will be learning vocabulary relating to transport. So that we are able to talk about ourselves, using the past, present and future tense to explain how we will, are or have travelled.

Here are the key words we are making use of during this unit:

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Just because we can, does it mean we should?

The unit we are studying this term will support us to develop a clear understanding of what a healthy relationship looks like. We will consider what gender identity can mean and how people show love and commitment.

Physical Education (PE)

Fitness: The fitness unit we are studying this term challenges us to use our own body weight to perform muscle and bone strengthening exercises.



Tag rugby: Our Tag rugby unit builds upon our previous skill-building units from previous years and we are working upon developing tactical gameplay.


How has Scientific understanding changed over time?

This term we are studying two Science units – first light and then electricity. By making use of our understanding, we will strive to prove different scientific laws! How very exciting!


Why is art important to humankind?

In our painting unit, which focusses on the concept of visual culture, we are examining the work of both Turner and Van Gogh and what makes their landscape painting so significant to modern culture.


Is the internet always a power for good?

Building upon our prior learning, we shall be learning how the internet can be used as a power for good. We will do this by learning about social media platforms and games to be able to keep ourselves safe online.