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Term 1

World War 1


This term our learning behaviour is independence.


In English this term, we will be focussing upon poetry and narrative. We will begin by investigating WW1 poetry and consider the vocabulary and structure which makes poetry effective. We will also be exploring what features create a story that draws the reader in. We will be using a range of stories to inspire us linked to WW1. We will then put the features we have found out about such as vocabulary, descriptive devices and sentence structure into action as we write stories of our own.

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In Maths we will be exploring numbers and place value. We will be investigating areas such as comparing and ordering numbers and finding out about negative numbers in context. We will also be investigating rounding numbers and using all of this knowledge to solve practical problems. We will then be applying our knowledge to addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be developing strategies to solve calculations confidently and building our knowledge of factors, multiples, primes and squares.



We will be investigating forces this term in Science. This will include finding out about gravity, friction and water and air resistance. We will be carrying out lots of practical investigations where we will be considering the method we will use and how to create a fair test.



This term our main focus in topic work will be 'World War One'. We will consider and investigate the reasons for the start of the war and how these led our country into conflict. We will explore what life was like for soldiers on the front line as they battled not only the war itself but the awful conditions they were forced to live in in the trenches. Life at home will also be a key area we investigate, considering how life changed for women, children and the men who remained back in England. We will finally investigate what drew the conflict that most people had believed would be over by Christmas to an end after 4 long years







'Forgiveness' is our topic in Religious Education this term. We will be thinking about what it means to forgive others and require forgiveness. We will be exploring ideas of what forgiveness looks like and how it is thought of and explored in different religions including Judaism and Hinduism


This term outdoor PE with MSP will take place on Tuesdays. Indoor PE, Dance linked to WW1, will be on a Wednesday PM. Some children will instead require their swimming kit on Wednesday PM.


The subject for this term is 'New Beginnings'. We will be thinking about our new start to the year and how we can make this year a really successful one. We will be setting targets and thinking about how we can achieve them.




Spitfires class will receive spellings each Tuesday. They will recieve maths and english/topic homework weekly on a Friday and this needs to be returned to school the following Thursday.

There will be a homework 'workshop' on Wednesday lunch time for any children who have questions about or need any support with homework.


Thank you for all of your continued support.


Sturton by Stow Primary School