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Church of England First School

Spring 2

Spring 2 Half Term Overview

Please see the document below to find out what we're covering this half term!



This term in English, we will be looking at the story of Beowulf (junior version - Usborne young readers). We will look at setting descriptions for Denmark and Heorot (the King's palace) and retell the story. We will look at a diary entry for a soldier in the midst of the battle). 




This half term in maths, we will be looking at fractions. In particular counting in tenths and hundredths, converting them to decimals and dividing 1 and 2-digit number by 10 and 100. 


In reading, we will continue with our daily Guided reading sessions also incorporating Myths and Legends work on Beowulf, poetry, play-scripts and non-fiction. 


In History this half term we will be learning about the Anglo-Saxons. We will start with why the Romans left Britain and how and why the Anglo-Saxons came. Our over-arching questions that we will be working towards answering are:

Who were the Anglo-Saxons and why did they come to Britain?

In what ways did the settlement by the Anglo-Saxons make England a better or worse place to live?


Our weekly lessons will be working towards answering these questions by the end of the unit. 


This term's science topic is Living things and their Habitats.


  • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things


We continue to recap previous learning and progress our skills by looking at sport. 

We learn how to say our favourite sports and also sports that we dont like. We use our listening skills to understand French dialogue and continue to learn writing in simple French sentences. 


We continue with our PE sessions and are learning netball skills this half term.


Our big question this term is : SALVATION: Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good’ ?

Our lessons will look at Holy week and the events leading up to Easter and give examples of what Christians say about the importance of the events of Holy Week. We will also look at how Christian mark these events in their communities today. 


This term focuses on health and well-being and how to keep a healthy body and mind. 


We continue with our block on coding - specifically learning how to debug errors in codes. We are using the Purple Mash application to do this. 


This term we are look at Anglo-Saxon art and are focusing on jewelry. We will be sketching and designing Anglo-Saxon broaches then using the medium of clay to make them. We will be learning joining techniques using 'slip' before making our final design.