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Our Learning Challenge for the final half of the Summer Term is:

Could a penguin live in the Sahara?



During this topic, we will firstly be recapping some of the physical and human features of our locality. Then we will be learning to compare hot and cold places in relation to the equator in Geography. In Science, we will be learning about animal classifications and sorting animals according to what they eat. In RE, we are thinking about what makes some places sacred. In Art, we are going to be developing our colour mixing skills when painting. Towards the end of term, we will be creating some ‘box worlds’ linked to our topic work.

Our topic for this half term is ‘Spring has Sprung’.



In English, we are going to be reading and working on a wonderful book called

‘The Winter King and Summer Queen.’ Towards the end of the half term, we have a whole school Shakespeare focus. The children always love this! This year we

are going to be studying ‘The Tempest’.


This half term in Maths, we are going to be revising our place value,

multiplication and division skills, as well as learning about length,

height and weight.


In Science and Geography, we are learning about the different seasons in the

UK, map symbols and weather patterns in the UK compared with other places

around the world.


In Art, we are looking at some of Van Gogh’s work and using different

painting techniques to create some pictures.


We are going to be creating simple e-books in Computing and developing

our throwing, catching, kicking and skipping skills in PE.