BerkswichCE Primary School

Achieve, Believe and Care

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Spring One



The shark was beneath my bed, growing large as the room, large as the lighthouse, rising from unfathomable depths until it ripped the whole island from its roots. The bed was a boat, the shark a tide, and it pulled me so far out to sea I was only a speck, a spot, a mote, a dying star in an unending sky...

Julia has followed her mum and dad to live on a remote island for the summer - her dad, for work; her mother, on a determined mission to find the elusive Greenland shark. But when her mother's obsession threatens to submerge them all, Julia finds herself on an adventure with dark depths and a lighthouse full of hope...


During this unit, we will be exploring how the author uses language and presentation and the effect that it can have on the reader. Hargrave will help us to learn skills which will lead to us creating our own suspense-filled narrative extract. 




Area and Perimeter:

  • Measure and calculate perimeter
  • Area of rectangles, compound shapes and irregular shapes 


Multiplication and Division:

  • Formal methods of multiplication and division



  • Equivalent fractions
  • Converting between improper and mixed number fractions 
  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Comparing and ordering fractions 


Physical Education:  


This half term, we will be attending tennis lessons with Mr Proud every Thursday afternoon at the tennis courts. Our other PE lesson will be on a Monday afternoon where will be practising our invasion skills for net and wall games. 




It's a 'Material World' that we're living in! This half term, we are exploring properties of materials and completing fair tests to investigate reversible and irreversible changes. 




The explosion of Pop Art! During this term, we are going to be exploring the world of pop art and look further into artists such as Eduardo Paolozzi, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol. We will be comparing UK and American pop art as well as creating our own pop art creations using printing and other techniques. 




We are going back to the Tudors this half term, exploring beliefs, such as Henry VIII's decision to break with the Catholic church and travel and exploration, looking further into Sir Walter Raleigh and his expeditions. We will also dive into conflict, investigating 'The War of the Roses' and the constant threat of invasion, particularly from Spain. Focussing on cultures, pastimes and society, we will explore traditional Tudor houses, the Renaissance movement and the way in which Henry VIII changed the government. Our artefacts focus will be on the famous Globe Theatre in London.