BerkswichCE Primary School

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Spring One

Reading Adventures

This adventure story recounts the first round-world voyage of Tudor explorer Sir Francis Drake through the eyes of Dickon, a lame stowaway, who goes on to become Drake's cabin boy and personal hero. We will learn about the harsh life that sailors in Tudor times experienced as they coped with storms, mutinies and illness on board ship as well continuing our quest for juicy vocabulary.



We continue our quest to find out if the Black Dog really is as fearsome as he seems. We will conclude our unit by writing in the style of the author, 'Levi Pinfold', ensuring that we are using accurate speech vocabulary and writing for a younger audience.



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

· Recall and use multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12. 

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

· Recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations.  Multiply two digit and three digit numbers by a one digit number using formal written layout. 

· Solve problems involving multiplying and adding, including using the distributive law to multiply two digit numbers by one digit, integer scaling problems and harder correspondence problems such as n objects are connected to m objects. 

             · Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions. 


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.



Linking with our Geography topic, we will be creating branching databases based on countries. The children will investigate how to produce a branching database using PowerPoint and then create their own based on their findings. To do this they will lean about action buttons, links, professional appearance and more.



We will be learning about the wider world in our countries and cities topic. The children will learn to identify and locate the seven continents and some of the countries within each one. They will also explore areas of human and physical geography around the world, from population and culture to mountains and rivers.