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St John's Catholic

Primary School

Spring 2 overview

Welcome back! Please find a brief overview of the children's learning below.







In R.E. the topic is Reconciliation. We will be thinking carefully about the Lent and Easter.

We will reflect upon the consequences of our actions and study important people including Mary Ann Long and Mother Antonia Brenner. We will study the Parable of the Lost Son in detail and think carefully about the important messages. We will learn about God's love and forgiveness through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.



We will complete the unit of work on biographies by revising and developing understanding of the key features. The children have already written a biography about Tim Peake linked to our science work. This half term they will research and write about another famous person of their choice.


The children will also develop story writing focusing on characterisation and setting description. They will write an adventure story involving a beach/cave setting. 


We will also study the brilliant poem ‘The Highwayman’ by Alfred Noyes. This poem is full of wonderful description and language and is always popular with the children.


Our grammar work will focus on commas and use of correct tenses. 


We continue to concentrate on spelling patterns with various letter strings through investigation and thank you, in advance, for your continued support in helping your child learn their weekly spellings.



In Mathematics, we will complete our learning in fractions and develop this by studying decimals in detail. Throughout our learning, we will focus on developing fluency, reasoning and problem solving.


We will also focus on improving speed and accuracy with mental arithmetic.


On Thursday mornings, the children will complete the topic on area and perimeter with Mrs Donnelly.




In Science the children will focus on properties and changes of materials.


The focus is:

-compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties,

-know that some materials will dissolve in liquid to form a solution, and describe how to recover a substance from a solution

-use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating

-give reasons, based on evidence from comparative and fair tests, for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic

-demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes

-explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials


Mrs Donnelly will teach this on a Thursday morning. This topic will run for two half terms.




This half term we will continue to focus on netball and rugby skills through the Wyre School Sports Programme.                                     



The children will continue to learn Latin in school. This is an incredibly useful skill with so many languages being derived from Latin.



In Computing lessons, the focus continues to be on coding. The children will learn how computers use numbers to represent things such as how fast things are moving, and where they are.


We will use our skills to continue to code a games and apps.




In Geography we will explore food from around the world. This will include researching Fairtrde food and thinking about the impact of food miles. Our work on food will also act as an introduction to Earth's different climate zones. 




We will complete a series of lessons based around ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel Air’. This will cover a variety of skills including listening, appraising and performing. 

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