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Autumn Term

Into the Unknown...


In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton set out on another Antarctic expedition – this time to cross the continent. He failed. However, he achieved one of the greatest feats of turn of the century polar exploration; he returned with all his 27 men – alive. The aim of this term is to develop an enquiry on the Polar region of Antarctica focusing on Shackleton’s 1914–17 Endurance Expedition. We will find out about the details of the mission, what went wrong and the crew themselves. The children will have the opportunity to study Antarctica, its place on the Earth and on a map, position and significance of latitude and longitude. They will also examine and analyse Antarctica’s mountainous terrain, oceans and their effects and influences upon the expedition. Finally, they children will take on the role of a member of the Endurance crew and follow them throughout the journey. 


In English we will be using the texts; ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ and ‘Ice Trap!’ to bring the expedition to life!


In Maths this term, we will be continuing to build upon a range of mathematical skills, including, place value; addition and subtraction; decimals and fractions. We will continue to apply our skills to solving problems and developing our mathematical language through reasoning.


In science we will be considering the properties of materials as well as reversible and irreversible changes.


In P.E this term we will be learning how to play the popular Paralympic sport of Seated Volleyball as well as learning football skills from our expert professional coach, Mr Lopez. 


Keep checking back to see our wonderful work!

September Update


Class 5 have been learning about the place value of 5 and 6-digit numbers. We have been practising lots of different ways to represent numbers, as well as rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000 and 10,000. 


We will be learning about decimals and fractions next!