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Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely summer and are all excited to join your new class for new learning challenges.





What came first ?


Can you answer this time old question , as we set off on our journey through EVOLUTION. 

The questions we are investigating are :


1. Who is Charles Darwin and why is he so famous ?

2. Can fish really fly ?

3. Which birds beak is the best?

4. What do we know about evolution ? 

5. Are we fit to survive ?

6. Are we human , animal or bird ?


We are beginning our ramp up to SATs , so be prepared to hit the ground running . In grammar we will be learning about prepositions, prepositional phrases, pronouns (including possessive) , present perfect and the subjunctive form .  In writing we will look at using more sophisticated punctuation to improve our work.  We will be use the book 'Boy in the Tower' as our main focus  and  apply our GPS knowledge to improve the flow of our narrative writing.   We will also be writing our own instructions and learn why structure and well chosen language is important for the reader.  Remember to practise your spellings, as we will continue with our daily quizzes . Our guided reading sessions will be more probing , using inference to find the authors intent.


Our numeracy will be getting progressively more tricky , reasoning being the main focus . We will learn how to systematically tackle those four and five step questions . Most of the work for this half term will be centered around shape and measure.  We will continue to do our weekly arithmetic tests and daily times table challenges to help your pace .