1st Summer Term 2021
In English, we will be studying Shakespeare and one of his best-known tragedies, Macbeth. As part of this topic, pupils will conduct an in-depth study of either Macbeth or Lady Macbeth, resulting in a piece of extended writing. We will also look at how Shakespeare uses imagery and rhythm in his works.
In addition to Macbeth, children will revise a range of grammatical structures that will enhance their writing skills and aid their understanding of reading texts.
Guided and independent reading will take place each day with related comprehension tasks.
Our mathematical studies will focus on place value, especially multiplying and dividing by 10, 1000 and 1000. These skills will be further developed through fractions, decimals and percentages, with an introduction to ratio and proportion.
Pupils will learn about the properties of a range of 2-D and 3-D shapes with related calculations such as area, volume/capacity, and measuring or calculating angles.
Further to the above, we will continue with weekly Big Maths and focus on various aspects of number according to the needs of individual pupils.
Our topic will revolve around Shakespeare, including some biographical information and life in England during his era. There will be some reference to his other works and how Shakespeare has influenced the English language.