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Maths

In Term 1, Tornadoes will be studying number. We will begin by laying some foundations for the rest of the year's maths - revisiting our understanding of counting, place value and how numbers are used. We will be strengthening our conceptual understanding of number by exploring how to represent numbers in different ways. Later we will progress to comparing and ordering numbers. As we reach the end of Term 1 we will be studying addition and subtraction.

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English

Our English work in Term 1 will be based on recount. We will be pretending that we are soldiers fighting in the Great War. Each week we will be either writing a diary entry, a letter home or a newspaper article to describe the events of the war. In Reading we will be studying the book 'Private Peaceful' by Michael Morpurgo, to help us to understand what life was like for soldiers in the war. We will be supporting this work by learning about important spelling, punctuation and grammar features of recount texts. We will be capturing all of our work in a soldiers diary which we will be sending home with the children at the end of term. It should be a very exciting term!

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Topic

Our topic this term is ‘ topic this term is ‘World War 1. We will be concentrating on life as a soldier during the Great War. The children will become soldiers in the (fictional) 39th Lincolnshire Regiment undergoing training in England, travelling over to France and Belgium and experiencing life in the trenches. In class we will be recreating events from the war and reading novels, factual works and poetry from the war. In History we will be learning about how to examine evidence to consider what it can tell us and how reliable it is. We will also be considering how to research information efficiently. We will be bringing all our learning together in the form of writing diary accounts, letters home and newspaper reports about some important events of the war.

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Learning Behaviour

In Term 6 our Learning Behaviour is 'Independence'. We will be coaching the children in how to learn with greater independence to allow them to progress faster and to prepare themselves for learning as they grow up.

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