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Woodbridge Junior School

Happy Children Inspired to Learn

Spring Term 2023


This terms topic is ‘Living things and their habitats.  In this topic, we will be using and creating our own classification keys.  We will be finding out about the scientist, Carl Linnaeus.  Also, we will be investigating microorganisms and using our investigative skills to see just how gross we can cultivate mould!

The National Curriculum states pupils should be taught to:

  • describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals
  • give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics



Our key question this term is “Were the Vikings Really Vile?”. We will asking why the Viking civilisation has gained such a bad reputation and investigating whether this reputation is a fair one. We will be looking at the Viking invasion of Britain and investigating how Britain today has been influenced by the Vikings.



In Computing, our first lesson is “Copyright and Ownership”, looking at the use of search tools to find and access online content that is appropriate for reuse in our own work. We will then design our own website.


Design and Technology

Linking with our History unit of Vikings, we will research why the Vikings needed to build boats in the first place and why they were made in that well-known design and shape.  From this. the children will create a Success Criteria.  They will then design their own Viking style longship and evaluate against their own success criteria.