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Paddock Wood Primary School

Paddock Wood Primary Academy

An academy of excellence and enjoyment at the heart of its community

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    Term 3

    Maths

    In maths lessons, we will be focusing on :

    • multiplication
    • division
    • place value
    • written and mental methods
    • solving problems
    • fractions
    • shape

     

    English

    Fiction writing will include:

    • Diary entries
    • Writing for suspense
    • Poetry

    Non-fiction writing will include:

    • Non chronological reports
    • Balanced arguments
    • Persuasive writing

    Science

    Science for Term 3 is based on Space. We will study:

    • The Sun, Earth, Moon and space
    • Rotation of the Earth (day and night)
    • Revolution around the Sun (seasons)
    • Phases of the moon

    Topic

    As part of our Space topic, we will also study:

    • Moon landings
    • Planets of the solar system
    • Asteroids, meteors and comets
    • Animals in space
    • Timeline of space travel


    Term 4

    Maths

    In maths lessons, we will be focusing on :

    • Using number and place value to solve problems
    • Adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions
    • Percentages
    • Multiplying and dividing to solve problems
    • Measures, including time
    • Shape and position

    English

    Fiction writing will include:

    • Writing form a character’s point of view.
    • Suspense
    • Flashbacks
    • Extended creative writing

    Non-fiction writing will include:

    • Travel writing
    • Diary writing

    Science

    Science in Term 4 will be focused on Forces, including:

    • Gravity
    • Friction
    • Air resistance
    • Water resistance

     

    Topic

    Our topic in Term 4 will be Europe. We will look at:

    • Locating Europe on a globe/world map
    • Existing understanding of Europe and the countries within Europe
    • Geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography
    • Features of specific countries in Europe


    Term 1

    Topic

    We will be studying Ancient Greece, including:

    • Spread of the Ancient Greek civilization
    • Ancient Greek democracy
    • The birth of the Olympic games
    • Greek art and design
    • Gods and Goddesses
    • Battles and wars

    English

    • Fiction writing linked to Greek mythology
    • Descriptive writing, including characters and settings
    • Developing structure of longer pieces of writing
    • Varied sentence structures
    • Drafting and editing for improvement

    Maths

     We will be concentrating on:

    • Place value to 6 digits
    • Formal methods of addition and subtraction
    • Mental strategies for addition and subtraction
    • Factors and multiples

    Science

    We will be studying materials, including:

    • Comparing and grouping materials based on properties
    • Applying knowledge of the three states of matter to the processes of dissolving, filtering, sieving and evaporating
    • Reversible and irreversible changes