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Term 3 'War on the World'

This term is called 'War on the World' we will mainly focus on WW1 and WW2. We will touch other conficts and battles if we have time.

In English this term, we will be learning;
Older literature - Children will create reading journals, make predictions, question notes and create ideas whilst reading. The text that we will be focusing on is ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’. The children will have opportunities to experience this text in a variety of medias including film and tv adaptations. Children will learn to write in the style of the author, completing sections of the story, add dialogue or a new chapter and experiment with the order of sections to achieve different effects.
Film Narrative – Children will continue to read and explore ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’. They will use film and drama to explore different characters and events. Children will learn to develop story boards for the story by capturing and importing key images into a presentation program.
In Maths this term, we will be learning to;
Problem solve in many different ways. The children will learn to work out problems involving, time, measure, shape, space, money, and using the four rules.
Children will be encouraged to take ownership of their work by highlighting the important information presented in the problem. They will be encouraged to make notes while they are working out to ensure that they find the right answer and gain the most points for that question.
During this topic we will be learning ; -
  • What counties were involved in WW1 AND WW2
  • What other battles have happened over time
  • What current wars are happening

Other activities that we are doing this term are:
Swimming will finish
Big breakfast
Learn with your child week
Keep an eye on the newsletters for any other up and coming events

Children will receive English homework every Monday which is due on the following Wednesday.
Children will receive Maths homework every Wednesday which is due on the following Friday.
Children will receive a Spelling pattern every Monday and are required to use that pattern to generate their own list of spelling words. Together with the rest of the group a list of words will be put together and sent home on the following Wednesday. These words will be tested on the following Monday.
Children are expected to read at home for 10-15 minutes per day. Children in year 5 are going to be taking part in a reading competition. Every time a child has a slot filled in their reading record they will receive a sticker, for every 5 stickers they will get a prize!
Topic – Presentation to the class. Research a war/battle and present that information to the rest of the class. Children may chose to present this in any format.
Here are a few examples
Word processed documents,
Power point
 Thank you for your continued co-operation.