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Autumn Two


This half term we will be learning all about commas and the many comma rules. 

Lily builds a snowman and they share some great times, he comes to live and tells her stories.  Will their friendship endure as the years pass? (Warning:  a tear jerker!) 


Lily builds a snowman, when the light shines from the house onto him he comes alive.  The Snowman uses the lights to create images to tell stories to Lily.   Lily's imagination allows her to bring the stories to life.  As the weather warms Lily places the snowman in the freezer bringing him out each year to go on new adventures.  But soon Lily has other things to think about. 



"Bah humbug!" Ebeneezer Scrooge is a grouch. He is a greedy businessman who never has a kind word for anyone and is infamous for his lack of Christmas cheer. When the three ghosts of Christmas pay him a visit, Scrooge is given the opportunity to examine his conscience, inspiring him to change his ways and be transformed by the spirit of Christmas

With the festive season only just around the corner, we will be going back in time to 1843 and studying the Charles Dickens classic: A Christmas Carol.  



During this half term in maths, we will be looking into multiplicative reasoning. This involves solving problems using multiplication and division in different contexts, appropriately choosing and using number facts, understanding of place value, and mental and written methods. They will be explaining their decision-making and justifying their solutions. We will also be investigating area and perimeter.


Religious Education:

We are fixing our creative hats firmly to our heads this half term in R.E focusing on how people express their faith through the arts. We will learn to understand how art forms can be used to express deep feelings and emotions and explore how some religious ideas and beliefs are easier to express through the arts.



We are learning to be aware of different types of relationships and to know the skills needed for an effective relationship. We will also be exploring stereotypes and how the media may affect the way that we think.



Once the children have mastered coding through Espresso units, they will be working with Kodu to develop their flexible coding skills and to enhance their understanding of common themes within coding. They will use 'tinkering' to explore and test out the options available to them. The aim is for the children to create a scene with a game involving scoring.


Physical Education:

This half term, on Wednesdays, we are turning up the music and showing off our moves by creating a class dance consisting of contemporary and street dance styles based on music from The Greatest Showman. On Fridays, we will discovering who England's future team may consist of by practising our football skills focusing on footwork, hand-eye co-ordination, control of the ball and teamwork.



"One small step for man is one giant leap for mankind."  Year Five are rocketing into space and exploring the Solar System, discovering the planets in detail and learning about the phases of the moon. 



This term we will be working closely with Year Six and learning all about Mountains.  We will be considering the following:  How are mountains formed? Is there more than one type of mountain? What mountains do you know of and where are they located?  We will also be learning about mountain climates and inputting this data into spreadsheets.


Design and Technology

This term, we will begin the exciting challenge of creating a space base, using only two different materials. The challenge will have many conditions, recreating a little of the difficulty of actually transporting, constructing and maintaining buildings in space. Creative flare will play a considerable part in meeting the task brief, as will patience and the ability to adapt and amend. Watch this 'Space!'