Seahorses are a year  4, 5and 6 class taught by Mr Miree and the team.

Autumn 1 - Seahorses

Ancient Romans 


We will begin our PSHE lessons by focusing on getting on and falling out. We will learn to value the similarities and differences of ourselves and others and appreciate that everyone is unique. We will then move onto looking at physical health and  wellbeing in the media. We will be concentrating on how the media portrays different messages about food and how the media influences us. Finally, we will move on to online safety helping us understand how to stay safe online. Alongside this we will have one emotional literacy lesson per week focusing on skills such as motivation, empathy, self awareness, self regulation and social skills. 


During our English lessons we will begin by reading our shared text, ‘The Lost Happy Endings’ by Carol Anne Duffy. This will help give us inspiration for our own creative writing. We will then move on to looking at non-fictions texts and write a set of instructions and an explanation text linked to our topic, the Romans. Finally, we will focus on shape poems.

Seahorses will continue to practice and learn phonics and spellings daily, to improve our reading and writing skills. We will also continue to take part in guided reading lessons daily to promote reading within school. 


At the beginning of the half term in maths we will be concentrating on place value. We will be looking at the value of different digits up to a four digit number. We will then be moving onto looking at the formal methods for all four calculations, addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. We will revisit the methods until we are secure and then move on to problem solving. 


In science this half term we will be learning about electricity. We will begin by discussing different appliances that use electricity. We will then create a circuit of our own. We will explore different circuits and study the different components.  


During history this half term, we will be focusing on the ancient Romans. We will begin by exploring the famous Romulus and Remus. We will then be exploring the Romans and thinking about the role of Roman soldiers. We will learn all about the Roman way of life from the Roman baths to forts. 


This half term in RE, we are focusing on Sikhism and answering the question why are the gurus at the heart of Sikh belief and practice? We will be researching and exploring different faith stories focusing on the moral of the stories. 

Alongside all of this brilliant learning we will also be developing our skills through art, DT, PE, food technology and computing. For more information please see the long term plan (LTP) and twitter for daily updates.