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# WHAT ARE WE LEARNING ABOUT?

 ENGLISH In English this half term we are learning about and writing formal letters.   We are following that with a week of WOW writing on the theme of friendship.   Finally, we are learning how to build suspense in narrative writing. MATHS In maths this half term we learning about the properties of shape: triangles; quadrilaterals and polygons. We will be learning how to calculate missing angles.   Following on from shape we are identifying common factors and multiples and learning about prime numbers.   We then revisit multiplication - learning to multiply upto 4 digits by 2 digits using the formal written method.   Moving onto area and perimeter. We will be finding the area, volume and perimeter of a variety of shapes including parallelograms and triangles using a formaulae    Finally, we will revise and build on our knowledge and understanding of division, learning how to divide by 2 digits using the long division formal method. TOPIC Our topic work this half term is all about electricity and light. We will be answering the question 'How can we help the lighthouse keeper?' by learning: What does it all mean? Why has it gone dark? Where does it come from? How does it get here? How do we see? Why is my shadow the same shape as me?

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