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Newton Burgoland Primary School

Newton Burgoland Primary School

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Information for parents

Welcome back- I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas Holiday!

Our new topic this half term is called Journeys. 


Our Day:

8:45-10:15- Lesson One
10:15-10:30- Assembly
10:30-10:45- Break
10:45-12:00- Lesson Two
12:00-13:00- Lunch
13:00-14:00- Lesson Three
14:00-15:00- Lesson Four
15:00-15:20- Class Reading

Learning starts at 8:45AM- please ensure children are in school promptly!

Our Week: 

Monday: PE (please wear PE kit to school)- from half term
Tuesday: Forest School for Year 5 (selected weeks) after half term

Wednesday Swimming until half-term
Friday: PE (please wear PE kit to school). 


English and music

This half term we will be looking at the book Everest with A.J by Matt Dickinson. This is an exciting new book we are reading as part of the Leicestershire Power Reads project. In October we attended a launch event for the project where we met the authors of Everest with AJ and The Moonlight Hare (our book from Autumn 2). We will be producing diaries, information texts and debates and arguments relating to this text. We will also be studying the story of Carmen, in preparation for our class mini-opera that we will perform in the Spring Term!



This term we will develop the calculation knowledge we have used in the previous term in order to carry out calculations with fractions and ratio, as well as converting between fractions, decimals and percentages. 


This term we will be looking at the journey of life, examining the research and theory of Charles Darwin and understanding adaptation, evolution and inheritance. 


To link with our theme of journeys and the Everest with AJ text, we will be examining the world's mountain ranges and understand the topographical physical features of mountain ranges across the world. 


This term we will be learning about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages and understanding the contribution of early man to modern industry, civilisation and society. 


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Art and Design

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