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In English, the children will be recapping simple and compound sentence structures, complex sentence structures and the use of conjunctions. They will learn the difference between fact and opinion as well as exploring sentences which open with an adverb or adverbial phrase. We will use this knowledge to help us  write a factual and chronological recount. The children will be expanding their vocabulary by using a thesaurus to use synonyms and antonyms for old and young. We will end the term by using all of this knowledge to create a narrative that conveys characters' thoughts.

In Maths, we will use our knowledge of 3-digit numbers to explore adding two 4-digit numbers with no exchange and then exchange. There will be a large focus on times-tables, in particular the 3,4,6,7,8 and 9 tables. The children will learn facts and use arrays, counting in groups of, as well as using the inverse division to secure their knowledge of multiplication. We will then move on to multiplying 3 numbers using our knowledge of addition and multiplication. 

This term in RE Elm will be exploring Islam. The children will learn and understand that Muslims believe Muhammad was a messenger of God and the last prophet. They will use their understanding to learn more about the Shahadah and know that all Muslims everywhere recite the same words.  The children will use stories about Muhammad's life to help them describe what Muslims might learn. They will also look at different ways Muslims show their beliefs about Muhammad such as through art, calligraphy or design.

In Science, the children will learn about the cycles in nature. They will study patterns, trends and cycles that occur throughout the seasons, in the life of plants and in the life of animals. They will learn and understand that the tilt of the earth creates our seasons. The children will move on to thinking scientifically about the changes to plants through the seasons and how the increased hours of sunshine in the summer help plants to gain the necessary energy to grow bigger. The children will discover that some animals migrate during the change of seasons to reach a climate that suits them. We will be focusing on exploring  the life cycle of frogs and that this process is called metamorphosis.

In History we will be looking at Ancient Egypt’s hierarchical society. The children will explore social pyramids and be introduced to a large range of terminology such as slaves, Viziers, Craftsmen/Artisans, and Pharaoh. They will also learn about what it would be like to live in Egypt at this time through understanding how archaeologists have been able to find out about the food they ate, the clothes they wore, the houses they lived in and the jobs they did. The children will learn about the similarities and differences between the lives of the rich and the poor, and the lives of men and women at this time. We will also focus on the fascinating Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, including the Egyptians beliefs regarding the afterlife. Finally, we will look at the artefacts found in the tombs of both a craftsman and his wife, as well as one of the most well-known pharaohs, Tutankhamun, and archaeological discoveries, such as Howard Carters discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb and the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, and how these have enabled us to learn more about life in Ancient Egypt.

In Geography, the children will explore human geography theme of settlements. They will learn about hamlets, villages, towns and cities, their locations in a locally relevant part of the UK and their features. The terms ‘rural’ and ‘urban’ will be introduced, and the children will learn to identify and recognise features of rural and urban areas of the UK. We will then move onto learning about population density, and will examine and interpret population data of the UK from a map. Whilst studying aspects of settlements, children will build their knowledge of locally relevant geographical areas.