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Term 4

Whodunnit? Continued...

This term we will be continuing our topic of Crime and Punishment Throughout the Ages. The children will continue their journey through British history where they will discover how crime and punishment has changed throughout the ages.


In term 4 in English we will use the historical poem The Highwayman and explore its evocative language, powerful rhythm and strong patterning, it is ideal for practicing our performance poetry!


In our Music lessons, we will look at using different instruments and techniques to build suspense. We will also explore famous pieces of music which create suspense and tension e.g. Carl Orff – O Fortuna - Carmina Burana, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, John Williams - Jaws theme tune and Adam Clayton - Mission Impossible theme tune.


In Maths this term, we will be continuing to build upon a range of mathematical skills, including, place value; addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also be spending a week considering the properties of 3D shapes and another covering the addition and subtraction of fractions. We will continue to apply our skills to solving problems and developing our mathematical language through reasoning.


In science we will build on our learning from last term and construct simple and series circuits, incorporating a battery & bulb or buzzer and range of switches to make devices work.  We will find out the effect of changing components in circuits, making bulbs brighter or dimmer. Crucially we will also Identify the hazards involved with using electricity and discuss which materials make good conductors and insulators.


In P.E this term we will be concentrating on Lacrosse and Hockey. 


In Computing, we will focus on Internet Safety - using search technologies effectively’ and using technology safely, responsibly and respectfully.


PSHE will be directly linked to our work in history. We will look at the world we live in and our British values of: respect, tolerance, diversity and equality for all. We will look at Rule of Law and people’s rights. We will explore Crime and Punishment debates – Should all crimes be punished in the same way? Should life mean life? Should the death penalty exist?