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Ketton C of E Primary School

Term 5

The Mysterious Missing Mayans


In History, we will have the opportunity to travel back in time to explore Ancient Mayan civilizations and begin to unpick the mystery of what happened to them.


In English, we will continue exploring limericks by studying Edward Lear's work. We will aim to create our own limericks about the characters in our narratives from last term. We will also work toward creating our own magazine articles inspired by National Geographic. We will spend some time during this unit examining the key differences between magazine articles and newspaper articles to help consolidate our previous learning. We will finish the term by learning how to write purposeful reviews.

For our whole class read, we will read The Curse of the Maya by Johnny Pearce and Andy Loneragan. We will also continue to read The 1,000 Year Old Boy and a variety of non-fiction texts during our BEAR lessons.


In Maths, we will be learning about decimals and percentages. We will begin by connecting our new learning on decimals to our previous learning on fractions. Then we will move on to understanding thousandths before comparing and ordering decimals. We will then begin to look at percentages. Later in the term, we will begin to add, subtract, multiply and divide decimals.


In Science, we will begin to look at how humans change as they grow. We will have the opportunity to build on our previous knowledge of how plants reproduce, and how the life cycles of many animals vary by examining how we as humans change as we age.


In ICT, we will begin learning about sharing information and flat-file databases.


In D&T, we will continue our learning about frame structures, with the aim of creating our own birdhouses.


In RE, we will learn about religion's impact on the world.


In PE, we will have the opportunity to attend swimming lessons on Mondays. We will also begin working on athletics with Mr Andre on Tuesday.

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