Welcome to autumn term!
This term our topic is 'Crime and Punishment'. We will be using source work and an enquiry-led approach to answer questions such as 'What does the legend of Robin Hood tell us about medieval justice?' and 'Why did punishments become so bloody in the 18th century?'
In maths, this term, we will be focusing on the following topics: place value, the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and fractions.
Our English work will be built around the text 'Holes' by Louis Sachar.
We will also be learning about electricity and light in science.
Please check the curriculum overview on the orange tab (above) so see further details of the objectives we will cover this year.
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.
It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.