# BerkswichCE Primary School

## Achieve, Believe and Care

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# Spring One

"Give me a dollar or I'll spit on you." That's Bradley Chalker for you. He is the oldest child in the class. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has "serious behaviour problems."

This term, we will explore how the author develops the characters in this book - some of which will be quite surprising. We look a how the author uses emotions to convey how that characters are feeling. This story will shock us as well as make us laugh out loud!

Writing

Inside, the box was crammed with treasures, each more intriguing than the last...his eyes glistened with delight at the promise these wonders held...

The children will be developing their writing by using challenging vocabulary and sentence structures. We will focus on comparison skills such as using metaphors and similes. They will consider ways in which we can create an ominous atmosphere and move the story forward whilst maintaining that feeling.

Maths

This half term, we begin with multiplication and division, before we move on to starting our fractions unit. Coverage will include:

• Factor pairs
• Use factor pairs
• Multiply by 10
• Multiply by 100
• Divide by 10
• Divide by 100
• Related facts – multiplication and division
• Informal written methods for multiplication
• Multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number
• Multiply a 3-digit number by a 1-digit number
• Divide a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number
• Divide a 3-digit number by a 1-digit number
• Correspondence problems
• Efficient multiplication

• Measure in kilometres and metres
• Equivalent lengths (kilometres and metres)
• Perimeter on a grid
• Perimeter of a rectangle
• Perimeter of rectilinear shapes
• Find missing lengths in rectilinear shapes
• Calculate perimeter of rectilinear shapes
• Perimeter of regular polygons
• Perimeter of polygons

Religious Education

What can we learn from a mandir? We will be exploring the key features of a mandir and investigating what they reveal about Hindu beliefs.

Computing

Repetition in shapes

The children will create programs by planning, modifying, and testing commands to create shapes and patterns. They will use Logo, a text-based programming language.

Geography

International Trade (Location, Physical Features, Human Features, Human Processes, Diversity)

This term, the children will:

· Use maps, atlases, globes and digital mapping to locate countries and describe features.

· Use a range of resources to identify the key physical and human features of a location.

· Describe and understand key aspects of:

- Physical geography, including: climate zones and natural resources.

- Human geography, including: tourism, land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.

History

The Roman Empire (Culture and Pastimes, Conflict, Society, Beliefs, Location, Travel and Exploration, Settlements, Artefacts)

The children will look at Caesar’s attempted invasion of Britain and the power of the Roman army. They will consider significant changes to Britain including Hadrian’s wall and the British resistance -  for example, Boudicca. They will discover how the empire spread and the impact on Britain using clues from the past. They will also find out about the legacy of Roman culture.

Music

This term, the children will be taking part in instrumental lessons on tuned percussion - glockenspiels. This South Africa-themed unit develops pupils' rhythmic, singing and notation skills. They will be starting their instrumental lessons from Unit One as this is a new approach. With the solid foundation provided by the recorder lessons last year, the children will progress more quickly and cover more than the first three instrumental units whilst in Year Four.

PE

The children will be going to Walton High School every Tuesday for swimming lessons. They will also be having cricket lessons in school every Wednesday.

PSHE

This half term, the children will be learning about cyberbullying and how to be good digital citizens; first aid, bites and stings and how to be safe near roads. Pupils also think about choices and influence.

Art

All Work and no Play

Understanding that art can teach us about social history. Paying particular attention to L.S. Lowry and how his life had a huge influence on his art work. Examining the techniques and colours that Lowry used and replicating with sketching and painting.

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