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Autumn Term

Music through the decades

This half term we will be exploring music through the decades. During our topic, we will explore music from 1940 to modern day. As part of this topic, we will be visiting Mansfield Museum on Thursday 19th September, during which our topic will be brought to life through a range of exciting activities. Within art, we will be exploring artists linked to our topic. During computing sessions, we will be using the new knowledge from our history lessons for create an annotated video.


Linking with our theme, this half terms focus books will be Drum dream girl and Drumming around the world. Over the half term, we will be writing explanation texts linked to our topic and our science theme. During grammar lessons we will be focussing on fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases, subordinate clauses, co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions and punctuation. In addition to this, we will have daily handwriting and spelling lessons where we aim to develop children’s understanding and add to their prior knowledge.


Goldcrest will begin the year focussing on place value; exploring roman numerals, partitioning, more and less and negative numbers. We will then learn about addition and subtraction; focussing on estimation, exchanges and different strategies. It is vital that all children are secure in their knowledge of these number facts. We therefore strongly encourage children to continue to practise their times tables at home, this can be done using their Timestable Rockstars login.

July 2020


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