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This half term our topic is ‘Location, Location, Location’. We will be studying the homes and habitats of different people and animals.

Through the term, there will be opportunities for the children to see how different people have adapted to the landscapes they live in.

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ENGLISH

We will be looking at the novel ‘Gregory Cool’ by Caroline Binch. This is the story of a young boy from urban Tobago who goes to visit his grandparents in the country.

We will be comparing and contrasting the environments with our own work in geography.

We will spend some time looking at the features of Biographies and creating our own about famous Southampton residents.

 

Later in the term, we will produce a story set amongst an unfamiliar backdrop.

 

MATHS

 

In Maths we will be focusing largely on number. We will be consolidating work on Place Value, the four operations and we will be specifically looking at fractions, decimals and percentages.

 

There also will be focus on coordinates through map reading skills.

 

Learning Opportunities

 

This topic has a strong geography link. We will be comparing our own homes with different environments, both in the UK and around the world. There will be a field trip to a rural location (to be decided) where we will study the landscape, use map skills and identify common symbols (such as road signs and road types).

Through science, we will study and investigate the habitats and homes of different animals and plants and how they have adapted to these environments.

Through art lessons we will practice sketching skills as well as experimenting with lines, colours and textures.

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