Hello Onyx Class! Happy New Year! There’s lots of fun and exciting things happening this Spring Term at St Mark’s. It’s going to be great!

Our Enquiry Based Concept this term, linked to the Christian values justice, wisdom and forgiveness is: Life and Learning – The power of the written word should not be taken for granted.



This Spring Term we will start by looking at the narrative ‘Fire, Bed and Bone’ and the narrative poem, ‘The Highwayman’. We will also be writing across a range of genres including writing inspired by our learning from our topic ‘The Shang Dynasty’. In preparation for SATs we will be looking at strategies to answer SPAG questions and preparing for our reading assessment.


This term we are going to be revising all areas of learning in preparation for the KS2 SATs. We will consolidate and then build on our Maths knowledge and apply these skills to real life problems. Remember it is really important that your child can confidently recall multiplication and division facts.

RE (Religious Education)

This term we will be learning about how the Christian message survived for over 2000 years. We will also be learning about how the Christian festival of Easter offers hope.


This term we will be learning all about the Shang Dynasty. We will discover key information about the formation of the Shang Dynasty and the kings who ruled it. We will learn all about everyday life, the music, cities and settlements, and the process of worship in this early civilisation.


In Science we will be identifying sources of light & revising that light travels in straight lines. We will investigate light reflections and the fact that white light is made of many colours. We will also investigate electricity and assemble circuits.

PE (Physical Education)

This term in P.E we will be focusing on basketball, outdoor adventurous activity and volleyball. Pupils will require their full PE kit for these lessons.


In computing lessons, we will be creating spreadsheets, organising data into rows and columns. We will also be discussing our digital footprint.


In PSHE lessons, we will be talking about keeping safe out and about. In addition to this, we will learn about the importance of a healthy diet and exercise.