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St Paul's Church of England Primary School

Spring 2

Theme Learning Question:

How does the East Midlands compare the North-West America?


Curriculum Coverage:

In Maths we will be continuing to look at Decimals, which we started the last half-term. This time we will be looking at equivalent percentages on top of our previous learning of equivalent fractions. After this, we will be moving on to Measure. In this unit we will focus on perimeter and area.


In English, we are going to have a busy start to Spring 2. Not only are we going to take a look at a poem as a class, but we will also be researching and formulating arguments for the debating competition. The poem we are focussing on will be “Finding Magic” by Eric Finney. This is a beautiful poem about finding the wonder in the world around you. After that, our class text will be “The Darkest Dark” by Chris Hadfield. This is an autobiographical text about Chris’s childhood and dreams of becoming an astronaut. Using this text, we will develop our formal non-fiction writing. 


In Science, we are looking at the unit: Animals, including Humans, with a focus on the circulatory system and how diet and exercise affect the human body. Further to this, Year 5 will be competing in the 3M project alone for the first time! This means two Year 5 groups could be chosen to present their creations to a panel of judges!


Within our Geography lessons, we travel to North-West America to investigate the Geology and compare it to our local region, the East Midlands. We will be paying particular focus on land use, economy and tourism. 


RE sees us continuing to look at Christianity but with a focus on salvation. In this unit, we will be looking at what Jesus did to save human beings. We will look at healing stories and prayers as well as the impact of Christianity to many worldwide.