Half Term Information Spring 1 2024

This half term, aligned with our main topic ‘crime and punishment’, we stepped into the world of Robin Hood, learning about some of the adventures of the legendary character. We began by evaluating whether Robin was a hero or villain, finding evidence from the text to back up our opinions.  After this, we spent time exploring several tales and created our own comic strip versions of one. The adventures of Robin and his ‘Merry Men’, led us to write our own tales based in the heart of Sherwood Forest. Other written pieces for the topic included the creation of an information board all about Sherwood Forest writing balanced arguments. 

The children have had an electrifying time in science this half term and enjoyed some real ‘lightbulb’ moments learning all about electricity. Investigations began by establishing the essential components of a circuit and then exploring the use of different electrical components

In maths, the unit on ratio gave us the opportunity to explore other areas of the maths curriculum, namely area and perimeter. During our algebra unit we explored how to make algebraic expressions and how to solve algebraic equations.

The children also worked really hard completing a round of past SATs papers. We are really pleased with how much progress is being made. All of their hard work is definitely paying off

Quotes from children:


“I really enjoyed English as it gave me the opportunity to write a fantastic legend.” Aiyana


“PE was my favourite thing this half term because we got do lots of dancing and hockey.” James


“I loved learning about algebra, in maths, because it was a new topic that we had never done before” Anna


“My favourite part of this half term was writing Robin Hood stories because I Like making up stories.” Eva


“I enjoyed doing the circuits and using bulbs but we did accidentally blow a few up.” Ellena

Useful website links to continue learning at home:


SPAG definitions: https://www.satscompanion.com/spag-ks2-sats/

BBC SPAG: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p


SATs information websites:

Help for parents: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/534658/Information_for_parents_-_2016_NCT_results_at_the_end_of_key_stage_2.pdf

Spelling rules: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/239784/English_Appendix_1_-_Spelling.pdf

Grammar appendix: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335190/English_Appendix_2_-_Vocabulary_grammar_and_punctuation.pdf