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Autumn Term 2019

Autumn Term 1 2019

This term our topic is...

World War Two



What was life like for a child during the Second World War?

How would it have felt as a relative left to fight in Europe?

How did people help out at home?


These are just a few questions that we will explore in our topic!



This half term we will focus our writing work on our Topic. We will be writing the following text types:

  • Story Writing
  • Newspaper Articles.
  • Biography
  • Descriptive devices

In grammar we will continue to revise key objectives and begin to consolidate our understanding of word classes and sentence structure. We will also continue with our daily spelling and reading lessons.



During the first few weeks, we will consolidate our understanding of Place Value. We will then move onto the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will become fluent using formal and mental methods and will apply this knowledge to solve problems and reason mathematically.


We will also have a focus on our knowledge of multiplication and division facts.


Topic (History and Geography):

This half term we will focus on how the Second World War began, what effects it had on Westhouses and how people at home helped in the war effort. We will also investigate how the map of Europe changed as a result.



We are focusing on properties of materials. We will explore reversible and irreversible changes, how to separate materials and the different states of matter.


Creative (Art, DT, Computing and Music):

  • In art, we will investigate the work of Lowry.
  • In music, we will explore 1940’s music and related artists.
  • In computing we will investigate ways to create quizzes.



Wednesday – Dance/ Gymnastics

Monday – Outdoor Adventurous Activities/ Forest School



  • We will investigate how different religions give guidance in life.
  • In PSHE, we will focus on what makes being us so special.