BerkswichCE Primary School

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Autumn Two

Reading Adventures and writing                                                                                        We will be continuing our adventure with Michael in Kensuke's Kingdom (see Autumn One).             


We shall be starting this half term with our unit on area. This will include:

What is area.

Counting squares.

Making shapes.

Comparing areas.                                                                  

We will then move on to our multiplication unit. This will include: 

Recalling and using multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12.

Counting in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000.

Using place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together three numbers.

Solving problems involving multiplying and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two digit numbers by one digit, integer scaling problems and harder.


Religious Education

Our focus will be looking at the Trinity and what the Gospels can teach us.     


We will also consider how Christians show their beliefs about God the Trinity in the way that they live.



States of Matter - The children will find out about the differences between solids, liquids and gases, classifying objects and identifying their properties. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate the weight of a gas. Furthermore, they will have
chance to find the ideal temperature to melt chocolate. They will explore in-depth how water changes state, exploring melting, freezing and condensing as well as a particular focus on evaporation. Finally, they will learn about the stages of the water cycle.



The children will initially examine devices capable of recording digital audio, which will include identifying the input device (microphone) and output devices (speaker or headphones). They will discuss the ownership of digital audio and the copyright implications of duplicating the work of others. In order to record audio themselves, the children will use Audacity to produce a podcast, which will include editing their work, adding multiple tracks, and opening and saving the audio files. Finally, learners will evaluate their work and give feedback to their peers.



To begin our geography, we will be studying maps. We will focus on locating counties and cities in the UK and countries of the world. We will then move on to rivers (which will focus on erosion and deposition), coasts and the water cycle.            




We will be continuing our theme of perspective and applying it to cityscapes. We will also be focusing on colour theory, especially:

  • Colour mixing and matching
  • Understanding and using tint, tone and shade
  • Observing colours with confidence
  • Using the suitable equipment for he task
  • Understanding how colours can reflect a mood and use the colour wheel to impact the viewer: what moods or feelings do the colours suggest?
  • Using complementary and analogous colours purposefully ensuring that the desired impact is achieved.


Design and technology

As Christmas is just around the corner, we will be designing a product suitable for the occasion. Sshhh! We can't say too much about it yet, but be prepared to be amazed!



Health and wellbeing. The children will consider that a healthy lifestyle includes physical activity, a balanced diet, and rest and relaxation. They will explore how our strengths can be used to help others; learning how to solve problems by breaking them down into achievable steps.


This term the children will be continuing their tennis lessons at Walton Tennis Club. They will also be creating their own dance based on the painting 'Going to work', by L S Lowry.