Term 2 Overview

In Term 2 we will be doing space based on the book Aliens love Underpants. The children have been having lots of fun being astronauts and making Aliens and their underpants. In the last few weeks we will be getting ready for our christmas  show, festive activities and our christmas party.

Support for Families with a Member with Autism: Class + Events

Is Autism Different for girls?

Tuesday 28th November 2017 | 7pm-8.30pm
Tesco Community Room Churchwood Drive, St Leonards TN38 9RB

Parents and carers of children with autism coffee and chat ‘Surviving the festive Season’

Various dates including:

Thursday 30th November 2017 | 9am-10.30am
Hawkes Farm School, Hailsham

Relatives (not parents or carers) of children with autism coffee and chat

Monday 11th December 2017 | 1.30pm-3pm
Orion Room at Hailsham East Children’s Centre, Vega Close, Hailsham, BN27 2JZ

FOR ALL CLASS + EVENTS email CLASS@eastsussex.gov.uk

Term 2 Overview

We will complete the World War Two topic by performing our show ‘We’ll Meet Again’ on Friday 10th Novemeber. Look forward to seeing you there!

We then begin a Science topic, focusing on solids, liquids and gases. This will include learning about the concepts and language of the water cycle. There will also be some work on forces and magnets.

In the last few weeks of term, the focus naturally moves to Christmas. Decorations Day is on Friday 1st December and sees the children enjoying art activities and being creative for the whole day!

Our Maths focus is multiplication and division. Any work at home learning times tables would be greatly appreciated.

English work will centre around writing animal fact files and we will then explore character descriptions. AR quizzing continues, so please continue to read with your children and discuss their books with them, to ensure understanding.

We ask that all pupils bring a named coat to school every day.

We look forward to a successful term.

Term 2 Overview

Our topic this term is storms and shipwrecks! We will be learning about why storms happen, the devastation they cause and we will be doing a case study about the Great Storm of 1987.

There have been a number of notorious shipwrecks and we will be researching and investigating a few of them including the Titanic, the Lusitania and the Mary Rose. In the year group, our three classrooms document the Titanic’s journey from a great ship of splendour, to seeing it as it sinks and finally as a wreck at the bottom of the ocean.

We will be basing the majority of our English work on our exciting topic for this term.


For Maths this term, we will be focusing on fractions before moving onto geometry- including position and direction. Arithmetic will be continually practised throughout the term to ensure confidence and fluidity.


At the end of term, we will be doing some Christmas activities including some work linked to ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’ by Dr Seuss. We will also be making some festive decorations to decorate the classroom and of course there will be the traditional Christmas party on the last day of term.

Term 2 Overview

In Science this term we will be conducting a number of practical investigations looking at the properties of materials. We will then move on to explore the main parts of the human circulatory system and the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans.

We will also be preparing for our Christmas Year 4/5 show in dance and music. Design Technology and Art are also linked to the Christmas theme and in R.E our children will be learning about the meaning of Advent.

In English we will be reading “The Borrowers” by Mary Norton and our writing will be drawn from themes in this book. In Maths our focus this term will be on multiplication, division, perimeter, area and addition.

Special trip notice

We will be attending swimming on Monday mornings for the duration of the term. Please make sure your children bring their swimming kits on these days.

Home learning

Please find a copy of the new term 2 homework wheel in the resources and your spelling lists for the term.

Term 2 Overview

In Term 2 we will be doing Space based on different stories: Whatever Next, Q Pootle 5, Beegu and Aliens Love Underpants.

As a project in the holiday it would be nice for your child to make a space related model or picture for us to display in the classroom.

You were all given a maths pack of ideas from Parents Evening before half term.  Please practise these as we want the children to work within numbers to 5/10 this term.  When your child comes into class in the morning, we will be starting to practise writing their name, so it is important you keep up their phonics work every day as this will give them confidence to read and write.

In the last few weeks of term 2, we will be studying the Christmas story and doing related activities.

We will also be organising a joint Christmas event with the Nursery – we will send out details at a later date.

Term 2 Overview

This term we are finishing our work about the Romans. The children will be finding out about the legacy which the Romans left behind in Britain (roads, food and architecture). The children will be painting their Roman shields and soon we will have an exciting Roman V Celt battle.

In Science the children will be learning about electricity including circuits, switches, conductors and insulators.

In English the children will be continuing to work on their spelling, punctuation and grammar skills as well as working on playscripts and exploring poetry.

In Maths our focus this term will be on measurement, statistics, geometry and fractions.

Lastly, the year 4 and 5 children will be performing in a Christmas performance at the end of term.