What we are Learning Autumn 2 Nov-Dec



In computing, the children will make their own 'blockbuster'. They will learn all about filming techniques and storytelling skills.


Our music is focused around exploring and developing playing skills through the glockenspiel, building on work we completed last year. This will include the opportunity to use and begin to read notated music.


Autumn 1 Sept-Oct

What we are learning in Autumn 1: September-October


This half term our main theme is: ‘Sparks Will Fly!’


 Description: The Firework Maker's Daughter : Pullman, Philip: Amazon.co.uk: Books


English – Novel as a Theme

This half term we will be linking our thematic work on volcanoes to our class novel ‘The Firework Maker's Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman.

We will be exploring the feelings and motives of the characters in the book and learning how to write effective character and setting descriptions.  Additionally, we will be learning how to take on the role of a character and write in first person to produce well-structured letters and diary entries, using information from the text.

To conclude this half term, we will be identifying the key features of a non-chronological reports and using this knowledge to write a report of the volcano in the text, Mount Merapi.





Maths – Number and Place Value

In this chapter, the children will learn to count in multiples of 25, 100 and 1000 in order to count larger numbers. They will learn about the relative size of numbers and complete number sequences within 10 000. We will be learning about place value to 4 digits and will link numbers in numerals and in words. We will be able to compare numbers using language such as 'greater', 'smaller', 'less' and 'more', using the mathematical symbols <, > and =. Towards the end of the half term, we will use the learnt knowledge of number and place value to help complete number patterns. Additionally, we will learn about rounding numbers to the nearest 1000, 100 and 10.


RE - 4.1: God, David and the Psalms.

Within our first RE unit of the year, we will be learning about the Story of David. We will be understanding the story and the strengths and qualities shown.  We will be given the opportunity to read the Psalms and use them to discover more about the nature of God. This unit will enable us to learn how to discuss important values and read the stories of David, considering the qualities of kingship and friendship. Additionally, we will be exploring the nature of God and creating images to illustrate the Psalms.


Key Questions

What values do you consider to be important?

Who inspires you?

What are the qualities of a good King?

What is God like?

Key Vocabulary

Samuel, David, Jonathan, Saul, Goliath, inspiration and Psalm



 Description: Electric Circuits: Components, Types, and Related Concepts


We will be learning how to identify common appliances that run on electricity. Using the correct equipment, we will be able to construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers. Identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery. We will learn how to recognise some common conductors and insulators and understand that metals are good conductors. Towards the end of the unit, our focus will be on switches and the impact they have on a circuit. By the end of the unit we will know that a switch opens and closes a circuit. We will associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit.



Within our DT lessons we will be learning about electrical products. We will be learning how to design, make and evaluate a working torch, using the correct components.

Key Vocabulary

insulators, wood, rubber, plastic, glass, conductors, metal, water, switch, open, closed, appliances, electricity, electrical circuit, cell, wire, bulb, buzzer, danger, electrical safety



Geography – Volcanoes

Description: Volcanoes Sec.1 by Jackson | Free clip art, Clip art, Green crafts for kids

Extreme Earth A: What makes the earth angry?

To begin our Geography unit this half term we will be learning about the layers of the Earth. We will know how to describe and understand key aspects of physical geography under the Earth's surface. We will then be using this knowledge to help us to explain how volcanoes are formed.

To summarise our learning we will be learning how to explain how volcanoes affect people's lives.

Key Vocabulary

mantle, magma, active, dormant, pumice, lava, eruption, extinct, crust, core, ash



This half term we will be learning about our online life in computing with Mrs Warrington.

We will explore and assess the risks associated with being online and develop skills to help us use online services safely. 


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