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Autumn 2 
In English this half term we will be reading Funnybones a story with a repeating pattern as well as non-fiction texts linked to our History work on Florence Nightingale. We will also be exploring and writing poetry. We will be looking at different spelling patterns and practising tricky words. We will be checking our work for grammatical accuracy, spelling and punctuation.  

In Maths we will be exploring multiplication as equal groups and learn to multiply by 2, 5 and 10. We will learn to divide by grouping and sharing and learn division facts for dividing by 2, 5 and 10. We will solve word problems involving multiplication and division. We will measure and compare lengths in metres and centimetres and solve word problems involving length. 

Our Science topic this half term is Electricity. We will learn about how to create simple circuits, conductors of Electricity and electrical safety.  

In our History topic, we will be finding out about the life of the significant historical figure ‘Florence Nightingale’ and exploring what she is famous for.  

During our Computing lessons, we will be learning about online safety. We will learn how to use safe search, open and send emails and discover what our digit footprint is. 

In our Art lessons we will explore painting looking at primary and secondary colours and creating different shades based on observations of natural forms.  

In R.E. we will continue our topic from last half term exploring sacred texts. We will be reading some stories from the Qur’an and Torah and thinking about what meaning they could have on our own lives. We will also be exploring the Christmas story in December

In P.S.H.E. our focus this half term on 'Getting on and falling out'. We will think of alternative ways of dealing with fall outs with our friends or siblings.  

Homework, usually English, Maths and spellings will be given out on a Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please read with your child regularly and record this in their reading record, it is part of their weekly homework. Spellings will be tested every Friday.  
PE sessions will be multi-skills outdoors on Tuesday afternoons and dance indoors on Thursday afternoons; a suitable kit is needed for these lessons. If children have their ears pierced, it would be preferable if they could leave their earrings at home on P.E. days. If not, they must be able to remove their earrings themselves and are responsible for putting them somewhere safe.