Autumn Term 2- WW1


As a basis for our lessons this half term we will be linking our Literacy to our WW1 theme. 

  • Explore the novel 'Private Peaceful'
  • Write a newspaper report  linked to the novel
  • Write key scenes of the novel from different perspectives
  • Non-Chronological Reports on Literacy Shed Videos
  • Christmas Narratives 

The first week of term the whole school will participate in 'Take One Book Week' where we will write a mystery narrative based on the book 'The Mysteries of Harris Burdick'.

The children will also be taught a separate grammar lesson in addition to their topic basic lessons.



Children are grouped for Numeracy lessons with work matched and targeted to stretch and further their understanding. Within the new curriculum, children are encouraged to 'master' new concepts before moving on to more challenging mathematical content. This will entail lots of problem solving and providing lots of opportunities for the children to apply basic skills and number facts in more abstract and puzzle based tasks. An overview of the area to be covered this half term can be found below:

  • simplifying fractions
  • finding equivalent fractions
  • comparing and ordering fractions
  • to instantly recall times tables to 12x12 and know the related division facts
  • add and subtract fractions
  • multiply and divide fractions
  • find fractions of amounts
  • explore fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents
  • find percentages


 How do Christians’ prepare for Christmas? 


Our science topic this term is the Human Body. We will be looking at the heart primarily and how this vital organ keep us alive. We will also be organising our own experiments, investigating the effect of both excess sugar and fat. We will then be looking at the digestive system.


P.E and Games

In our P.E sessions this term the children will be participating in multi-skills sessions, as well as undertaking lots of fitness assessments.

Games sessions will be taught by Mr Cowling on Monday and Thursday afternoons, so please ensure P.E. kits are in school.


Topic (Geography, History, Art and D.T)

Geography- The children will explore the countries involved in WW1 and what each country wanted at the current time. This will be linked to our Ww1 theme. We will look at the demographics of different countries involved and compare and contrast them.

History- We will explore the history of WW1, it's countries and propaganda.

Art- The children will be producing several Remembrance and trench themed art pieces using oil pastels and chalk

D.T- There will be no specific D.T lessons this term as again this is a focus of our next term's topic.



The children will continue their weekly music lessons taught by Mrs Longhurst.


The children will continue their weekly Spanish lessons taught by our languages expert, Senorita Andrea.



Autumn 1- Africa

Autumn 2- WW1

Spring 1 and 2- WW1 and Britain Since 1945

Summer 1 and 2- Rivers and Mountains