Team 5 2019 - 2020

Mr Thomas

Mr Thomas

Team Teacher

Mrs Butters

Mrs Butters

Mrs Lewis

Mrs Lewis

Our topic for the Autumn term is: 

Brave New Worlds 

Part One: North America and the USA

We will begin the year by exploring the peaks, canyons, waterfalls and man-made monuments of the USA.  We will support our learning about the USA with the wonderful book Queen of the Falls, which chronicles the adventure of an unlikely hero.  In addition to this, we will make fact-files about different places in the USA.  We will also explore further around North America, discovering the various cultures and climates of this vast continent.  

In Maths, over the first term we will be covering Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Perimeter and Area.  We will also compare the populations of different US states and cities.  Our Science learning will see us learning about the life cycles of different plants and animals.  We will compare the life cycles of amphibians and mammals and examine the changes humans undergo as we age.  

 In Geography, we will learn about the different biomes and human and physical geography of the USA, while our artwork will see us imitating the styles of some famous American Pop Artists such as Andy Warhol.   In Computing, we will practice our programming skills as we use the program Scratch to make and test algorithms.  Our PE lessons will concentrate on developing our ball skills such as dribbling, bouncing and kicking and develop our tactical awareness and how to use this in competitive games. 

In French, we will continue building our French grammar and vocabulary, beginning with items of clothing and moving onto the days of the week and basic prepositions.   We will learn the classic rock song, Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey and Make You Feel My Love by Adele in our Music lessons.  Judaism will be our first RE focus this year.  We will learn about Jewish traditions in the synagogue and at home and which events are celebrated as part of their community. 


8:40 Door open for morning challenges
8:50 Register
9:00 Morning Mental Maths challenges
9:15 SPaG / English
9:50 Snack break
10:00 English
11:00 Morning break
11:15 Maths
12:15 Lunchtime
12:55 Register
13:00 Afternoon learning (History, Geography, Art, Music, DT, PE and Science)
15:15 Home time


Please note: ensure children are wearing sensible school shoes at all times as the Daily Mile will occur whenever possible.

Please note: PE for the Autumn term is on Thursdays. To ensure your child can take a full and active part in these lessons, please make sure they have a full kit of t-shirt, shorts and trainers or pumps in school, especially if after school clubs are attended.

Please note: Home Learning challenges have been set.  They can be found in the link on this page.  

Don't forget to practise the spellings and times tables listed in your home learning!

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Horn's Mill Primary School

If you are a member of the community or parent with any questions, you can contact our headteacher Mrs Wyatt on

Denbigh Close

Tel: 01244 259680