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Our topic this term is ‘Ice and Fire’

 

English

 

The text we will be focusing on is The Ice Monster. We will be immersing the children in the life of the characters and exploring themes and ideas within the book. They will write in a variety of styles and really try to put themselves in the characters shoes. Our Reciprocal Reading text is The Iron Man.

 

Maths

 

We will be consolidating all of the work we have been doing on number and moving on to working with decimals. The children will also continue to consolidate their multiplication skills and begin to look at translation, perimeter, area and fractions in more detail.

 

Creative Curriculum

Art

Cave paintings, charcoal drawings and illustrating.

 

Design Technology

Making caves out of clay which will be decorated with cave paintings.

 

History

Ice Age, Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.

 

Geography

Settlement and map reading.

 

PE

Netball

 

ICT

Coding

 

Science

Sound and state of matter

Ice and Fire

 

This half of the Autumn term the children will be learning all about life from the Stone Age through to the current day. We will be supporting this by reading the fascinating piece of fiction 'The Ice Monster' by David Walliams!

 

Included below is our 'Knowledge Organiser'. This will help you support your child at home with some of the key vocabulary that we will be covering over the course of the term!

 

 

 

 

 

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Ice Monster

This is the story of a ten-year-old orphan and a 10,000-year-old mammoth…

Read all about it! Read all about it!

ICE MONSTER FOUND IN ARCTIC!

When Elsie, an orphan on the streets of Victorian London, hears about the mysterious Ice Monster – a woolly mammoth found at the North Pole – she’s determined to discover more…

A chance encounter brings Elsie face to face with the creature, and sparks the adventure of a lifetime – from London to the heart of the Arctic!

 

Recommended reads if your child enjoyed Ice Monster:

  • Head Kid by David Baddiel
  • What Monster? By Tom Gates

RECIPROCAL READING

 

This half term the Children are reading Iron Man by Ted Hughes

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