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Spring 2

This term our learning will be focussed on Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

Theme: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator: this story picks up where the previous book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, left off, with Charlie and his whole family aboard the flying Great Glass Elevator. The Elevator goes into orbit accidentally, and Mr Wonka docks them at the U.S. Space Hotel. This book will be closely linked to various areas of our learning, particularly in English.


In English we will be reading and focusing on the book Charlie and the Great Glass elevator. As part of this focus we will be writing our own exciting, fictional chapter based on the book using the writing skills that we have developed so far in Year 3 in addition to new writing skills and techniques that are yet to be learnt. We will also continue to develop our reading by exploring the book in greater detail, as well as answering a range of questions about it.


Within our Maths learning this term we will be focusing on time, graphs, angles and shapes. We will also be continuing to apply our arithmetic knowledge to our number and lightning learning. We will be working on telling the time and measuring time in seconds, minutes and hours. We will also be learning how to read and draw different graphs, as well as exploring different angles and shapes. These skills will lead on to solving word problems. Practising telling the time at home will give you a head start!

Other Curriculum Areas

Science – Light

Computing – Network engineers

RE – The Salvation Story and Easter

Languages – Days of the week (French)

Art and Design – Character portraits

Music – Singing

PE - Dance and Hockey

Design and Technology – Making stage props

Humanities - Geography – Weather and environmental change

Diary Dates

25.2.19 - Return to school

5.3.19 – Pancake day special menu

7.3.19 – World book day special menu

12.3.19 – World maths day

18.3.19 & 20.3.19 – Consultation evenings

15.3.19 – Red Nose Day special menu

4.4.19 – Queen Katharine Academy Whole School Performance

7.4.19 – 24.4.19 Easter Break