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Spring 1 & 2 - Monstrous Mountains and Raging Rivers

Monstrous Mountains and Raging Rivers


As Mathematicians this term, we will be learning about multiplication and division. We will be:

  • Multiplying by 1 digit.
  • Multiplying by 2 digits.
  • Dividing 4 digits by 1 digit.
  • Dividing with Remainders. 


In Spring 2, we will be learning about fractions, decimals and percentages. We will be: 

  • Finding equivalent fractions.
  • Adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. 
  • Finding fractions of amounts. 
  • Converting between fractions, decimals and percentages. 


As Writers this term, we will be focusing on adventure stories. We will be:

  • Learning about the parts of an adventure story.
  • Focusing on modal verbs and relative clauses.
  • Applying precise nouns and adjectives.
  • Learning about spelling pattern - ant, ance, ancy / ent, ence, ence

In Spring 2, we will be focusing on diary entries. We will be:

  • Learning about the features of a diary entry and reading a wide range of examples. 
  • Revising the simple past and present perfect tense. 
  • Applying relative clauses to our sentences. 
  • Learning about homophones and near homophones


As Scientists, we will be:

  • Looking at the properties of materials. 
  • Understanding the changes in states of matter. 
  • Recognising reversible and irreversible changes. 
  • Exploring evaporation and dissolving. 
  • Separating materials using sieving, filtering and evaporating. 
  • carrying out investigations looking at the rates of dissolving.
  • Researching how new materials are created and looking at the discoveries of famous scientists.
  • Visiting a science laboratory to carry out investigations and learn about irreversible changes and new materials being made. 


As Geographers, we will be:

  • Exploring the course of a river and identifying the features of rivers. 
  • Investigating about rivers and how they erode, transport and deposit materials. 
  • Understand why rivers are important to people around the world.
  • Look in detail at a particular river and its impact on the people and landscape around. 
  • Comparing different rivers around the world with the Nile in Egypt. 
  • Explaining the water cycle. 
  • Studying the causes of river pollution and the effect it has on the environment. 
  • Understanding the nature of a river and how it erodes and changes on its journey from source to sea 
  • Understanding how the mountain ranges of the world were formed

  • Understanding the composition of the earth: crust, mantle, and core.

  • Locating mountains on a UK map and a world map. 

  • Finding out the positive and negative aspects of tourism in mountain environments.


As Design Technicians, we will be:

  • Understanding the four different types of bridges. 
  • Investigating the best ways to strengthen structures. 
  • Researching ideas to suit our design brief. 
  • Using skills to build our own bridges. 


As Computer Technicians, we will be:

  • Becoming aware of the benefits and dangers of social media.
  • Planning and creating a blog post about a river we have been studying. 
  • Understanding how to use the green screen and camera to make a vlog. 


As Musicians, we will be:

  • Identifying instruments used within a musical composition. 
  • Making creative use of the way sounds can be changed, organised and controlled. 
  • Creating our own composition following the journey of a river.


As PSHE citizens we will:

  • Explore the effects alcohol, drugs and tobacco have on the body.
  • Describe the parts of the body affected by drugs.
  • Be aware of the parts of the body affected by alcohol.
  • Talk through the parts of the body affected by smoking.
  • Understand how scientific ideas can change people’s ideas.