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Nascot Wood
Junior School

This week's learning

 Autumn Term

Mathematics

We'll start out year in maths with the children learning and developing their understanding of place value. This will include:

  • read, write, order and compare numbers to at least 1,000,000 and determine the value of each digit
  • count forwards or backwards in steps of powers of 10 for any given number up to 1,000,000
  • interpret negative numbers in context, count forwards and backwards with positive and negative whole numbers, including through 0
  • round any number up to 1,000,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000
  • solve number problems and practical problems that involve all of the above
  • read Roman numerals to 1,000 (M) and recognise years written in Roman numerals
English

Initially, in English this term, we will be revisiting and developing on the Grammar taught in Year 4. We will build on this so the children are more refined and effective in their use.  This wil include the use of commas in list, subordinate clauses and fronted abverbials.

SPELLING:
Out: 11/9 18/9 25/9 2/10
Test: 18/9 25/9 3/10 9/10
Words:

- ious

gracious 
malicious
spacious
vicious
conscience
conscious
delicious
precious
anxious

- tious

ambitious
cautious
fictitious
infectious
nutritious
ferocious
suspicious
disastrous

- rance

appearance
tolerance
compliance
nuisance
assurance
acceptance
hindrance

- ence

difference

inference
preference
existence
convenience

Topic

Our topic and humanities learning this half term will focus on Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

  • Roman withdrawal from Britain in c. AD 410 and the fall of the western Roman Empire
  • Scots invasions from Ireland to north Britain (now Scotland)
  • Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms: place names and village life
  • Anglo-Saxon art and culture.
Science

This half term, in science, we will looking at Properties and changes in materials. The curriculum will cover:

  • compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets
  • know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution
  • use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating
  • give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic
  • demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes
  • explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials, and that this kind of change is not usually reversible, including changes associated with burning and the action of acid on bicarbonate of soda

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Additional Information

Please ensure the children have their PE kits in every day, as we have PE on Monday, Thursday.