Term 4

Off with their heads! 
Crime and punishments through the ages.
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What we are learning

This term we will be reading Murder at twilight by Fleur Hitchcock, to support our topic about crime and punishment. We will be using it to inspire us to write suspense stories and newspaper reports.


Our unit in Science is living things and their habitats, we will be learning about different types of reproduction in both plants and animals. We will be learning about asexual reproduction through taking cuttings of one plant and trying to grow a ‘clone’ plant to recreate what happens during this type of reproduction. 


In history we will obviously exploring crime and punishment from the Romans to the 21st century. The children should have an understanding of the chronology of these changes in Britain.


In Art we will be looking at L.S Lowry’s art work and exploring our skills art with chalk. We will be looking at perspective and scale to create accurate drawings of inner city life.  


In computing we will be developing further the children’s programming skills through scratch.



PE will remain on Mondays and Thursdays as we are still swimming weekly. The children are making excellent progress in their swimming which is amazing to watch each week. They still require a swimming costume, towel and goggles as well as possibly a t-shirt and shorts if they wish or their teacher has asked them to bring each week.



This term homework will be more centred around core subjects like maths and English, we are getting closer to the end of the year and closer to year 6 and it is really important that children really embed those core skills. I will be setting weekly homework that will be due in the following Friday, any children who do not complete this will be invited to attend homework club on a Wednesday lunch time.