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Term 2



This term our learning behaviour is curiosity and questioning.


In English this term, we will be focussing on narrative with the theme of, 'survival'. We will be using books such as Skellig and Floodland to investigate ideas linked to this theme. We will be considering how character, plot and setting are developed by authors and using powerful vocabulary and sentence structure to create stories of our own. We will be exploring our ideas through drama and characterisation and aiming to entertain and engage our readers with our amazing ideas.


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In Maths we will be completing our work on calculation, particularly focussing on division. We will then move on to working with fractions in detail. We will consider unit fractions and develop this idea to its fullest before exploring multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting fractions. We will also be beginning to link these ideas to decimals and explore problem solving where we consider the equivalence between the different areas. We will also be working hard on our tables fluency through our work with Times Tables Rocks.




Our topic in Science this term is linked to topic as we will be thinking about the climate and weather changes which are changing the way our world behaves. We will be exploring how science helps us to predict the weather and what conditions create different kinds of weather in our climate.



This term our main focus in topic work will be 'Volcanoes and Earthquakes'. Our topic of Volcanoes and Earthquakes will allow us to investigate how the Earth’s constantly changing landscape has been shaped over millions of years by our active planet. We shall use our researching skills to identify where in the world the majority of volcanoes and earthquakes are, and the reasons behind this. As well as this we will be exploring case studies of these natural disasters, including looking at the disasters of Pompeii and Nepal.

Through our research we will have a chance to combine our writing via the medium of Newspaper articles as well as creating our own fact files. There will also be a chance to be creative through this topic by producing a model of a volcano as our topic homework!







'Spirituality' is our topic in Religious Education this term. We will be thinking about what the word spirituality means and how people portray their understanding of it in different ways through areas such as art and music. We will also be investigating several new religions and considering how they share ideas about spirituality.


This term indoor PE with MSP will take place on Tuesdays. Outdoor PE will link to invasion games. Some children will instead require their swimming kit on Wednesday PM.


The subject for this term is 'Going for Goals'. We will be thinking about what we want from our futures and how we can begin to takes steps towards our goals. 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