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The children finish school on Tuesday 26th July 2022 and return on Thursday 1st September 2022.

Summer

We will be investigating the questions:

Who were the Tudors?

How did they come to power?

What was the War of The Roses?

When was the Tudor period?

What significant events happened during this period?

Which monarchs reigned?

What did they eat?

What was life like?

How were the lives of the rich and poor differ?

How did the Tudor period end?

What is the lasting legacy of the Tudors?

How did they affect our lives today?

 

In English this term we will be initially focusing on non-fiction writing, using our knowledge of the Tudors and the human digestive system to write recounts, explanations and biographies. We are then going to shift our focus to writing historical based narratives and persuasive arguments linked to animals, before taking a closer look at playscripts and the work of the great Tudor playwright William Shakespeare himself.

We have a lot of Maths learning to squeeze in to this last term. Whilst we will begin by using our place value knowledge to gain a better understanding of decimals, we will move on to applying our understanding to solving money problems. We also plan to cover time, statistics and shape (including position and direction) too.

As ever, we are focusing heavily on times tables in anticipation of the upcoming Year 4 Multiplication Check in June. Keep practising those multiplication facts!

This term we will be investigating the human digestive system and all of the processes involved in turning our food into poo. As part of our Living Things unit, we will also be investigating a variety of animals and how we sort and classify these into different species. We will also be looking at the habitat of specific creatures and how they have evolved and adapted to suit a specific environment.

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