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Summer 1



Can humans survive in The Amazon Rainforest?



In Literacy we will be reading and learning how to write stories set in different cultures. These will be based on South American  traditional tales, including 'The Princess of the Springs'.

In Maths we will be learning about fractions and decimals. We will also continue to practise our times tables and key skills we have already learned this year.

In Science we will be learning about 'Living Things and their Habitats'. This will be based on living things in The Amazon Rainforest.


Important dates:

Newstead Camp- Tuesday 16th May- Wednesday 17th May



Please take a look at our class newsletter to find out more information about what we will be learning this half term.



The Great Orchestra Experiment

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Have a listen to our fantastic trumpet playing at the Nottingham Albert Hall!

The Great Orchestra Experiment

Spring 2


This half term our topic is the ANCIENT EGYPTIANS!

Our book is …

‘There’s a Pharaoh in our Bath!’

By Jeremy Strong.




Why was the River Nile important?


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Fabulous Friday projects!

Spring 1


Our topic this half term is based on the book

‘The Snow Queen’ by Hans Christian Anderson.


Can you live in a house made of ice?


Take a look at our newsletter below to find out more about our

learning this half term!




Digital Photography Fab Friday! Using the green screen...

Autumn 2

Our topic this half term is THE ROMANS!

Our big question is ‘Why were the Romans so powerful?’

We will be reading a very funny book called ‘Vesuvius Poovius’.  


We will be learning about the Roman Empire and life in Roman times. In art and DT we will be creating Roman mosaics and Roman shields!


This half term we will also be having a very exciting Roman visitor at Glade Hill!



In literacy we will be starting our non-fiction unit on Information Texts. We will be learning how to write and structure this type of text and create some of our own about dragons and the Romans!


Please remember to continue to read with your child at least three times a week and record this in their diary. Many children are on track to be receiving their Bronze award soon! Remember, diaries are checked on a Thursday but I also give children the chance to bring them in on the Friday.



In maths this half term we will start by continuing to learn about addition and subtraction. We will then be moving on to learning about shape. This will include learning the properties of a range of 2D shapes, including different types of quadrilaterals and triangles. We will also be lookingat different types of angles. This half term we will also continue to practise our times tables and improve our arithmetic skills.



In our science lessons we will be learning about sound.

We will be finding out how our ears actually allow us to hear things! We will also be learning how to change the pitch of a sound and how sounds can be absorbed.




We will continue to have indoor PE on Friday mornings. PE kit has been mostly good this half term with nearly all children wearing a plain white t-shirt and black shorts. Please remember to provide your child with appropriate footwear for PE. This should be a different pair to their school shoes. Plain black pumps are perfect for indoor PE!

We will continue to swim on Tuesday afternoons. Please remember the pool rules of no long baggy shorts for boys and only one piece costumes for girls.

Also, please remember that children must be able to remove their own earrings for PE.



Any questions, please come and speak to us!



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Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Look at Outstanding Oaks being amazing on their first trumpet lesson!

Look at Outstanding Oaks being amazing on their first trumpet lesson! 1

Autumn 1


This half term our learning will be centred around the book The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.




In Science we will be learning about Electricity and how electrical circuits work. Our BIG QUESTION is...

'Are robots better than humans?'

In Design Technology we will be making a moving Iron Man and in Art we will be creating chalk drawings of the Iron Man.



In Literacy this half term we will be learning about story writing. This will be based on The Iron Man. We will be reading and exploring the text and then using this to write our own exciting Science Fiction stories.


Please remember to read with your child at home and record this in their diary.  If your child reads 3 times a week, they will receive a star on their bookmark and begin working towards their Bronze reading award.



This term we will be learning about place value and addition and subtraction. This year we are going to be maths superheroes by learning lots of our times tables. Please help and encourage your child with learning these at home. They will soon be able to tell you which one they are working on!



  • PE is on Monday mornings
  • Swimming is on Tuesday afternoons
  • Homework is set on Wednesdays and due in the following Wednesday




We are GOLDEN and we SPARKLE!



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